Head-on crash with semitruck on Colorado 83 kills SUV driver in Douglas County

One person is dead after a head-on collision with a semitrailer Friday afternoon in Douglas County, according to Colorado State Patrol.

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The driver of a Toyota SUV crossed the double-yellow lines on the highway and was attempting to pass traffic when the SUV collided head-on with a semitrailer, killing the Toyota driver, Colorado State Patrol said in a news release.

State patrol troopers responded to the crash at Colorado 83 and Arfsten Road in Douglas County around 3:50 p.m. Friday, the release stated. The highway didn’t fully reopen until 8:20 p.m..

At the location of the crash, the highway is a two-lane road and striped for no passing, CSP said. The semitrailer driver was not injured.

The Douglas County Coroner will identify the Toyota driver at a later date. State troopers said the driver was alone in the car.

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