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2 dead after semi crashes into car on Highway 24

A car and 18-wheeler fatally collided in Elbert County near Simla on Feb. 25, 2021.  Road...
A car and 18-wheeler fatally collided in Elbert County near Simla on Feb. 25, 2021. Road conditions were snow and ice-packed following an overnight snowstorm.(Derrick Sanders)
Published: Feb. 25, 2021 at 9:28 AM MST
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ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Two people are dead after a car and semi-truck collided on an icy highway Thursday morning.

State Patrol had limited information on what led up to the collision, only that a car and 18-wheeler traveling on Highway 24 crashed near the Elbert/El Paso County line before 6:40 a.m. Both people inside the car died at the scene. The driver of truck was unharmed.

As of 11:30 a.m., Highway 24 remains closed in both directions from Simla to Limon.

We will continue to update this story as we learn more.

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