1 Killed In Semi-Truck Crash On Highway 24

Credit: Amanda Regrut

A man from Security was killed Monday night in a collision involving a semi.

The crash happened on Highway 24 near Ramah at 6 p.m. Monday. Ramah is about an hour east of Colorado Springs.

Troopers say the victim, identified as 26-year-old Lawrence Wampler, was hit by the semi after he made a u-turn in front of it. The driver reportedly tried steering to the left to avoid hitting Wampler's Dodge Ram pickup, but was unable to stop the crash. The semi ran into the driver's side, sending both vehicles off the road and into an embankment.

Wampler died at the scene. State Patrol says he was not wearing a seat belt.

The semi-truck driver, 45-year-old Clyde Sink of Bovey, Minnesota, was not hurt in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation, but State Patrol says alcohol and drugs are not suspected to have been involved.