One killed in crash near Ramah

One killed in crash near Ramah
 
The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Colorado 24 near
milepost 350 in Ramah, CO. The crash resulted in one fatality.
 
A 1987 Dodge Ram was backing westbound on the eastbound shoulder of Colorado 24 as a 2009 Kenworth semi-tractor pulling a loaded trailer was traveling eastbound on Colorado 24. As the Kenworth drew closer to the Dodge, the Dodge left the eastbound shoulder and attempted to make
a U-turn in front of the Kenworth.
 
The Kenworth’s driver steered to the left to avoid the crash, but was unable to avoid the Dodge as the front of the Kenworth struck the driver’s side of the Dodge, sending both vehicles across the westbound lane and off the side of the road. The Dodge and Kenworth traveled off the northern edge of the road and down an embankment before they both came to rest on their wheels in a field.
 
The Dodge Ram’s driver, 26-year-old Lawrence Wampler of Security, Colorado, was not wearing his
seatbelt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The driver of the Kenworth, 45-year-old Clyde Sink of Bovey, MN, was wearing his seatbelt and
sustained no injuries.
 
At this time, alcohol and/or drug use is not considered to be a contributing factor in the crash,
which remains under investigation.