Florida Man Dies After Crashing into Semi-Truck in Colorado

TELLER COUNTY, CO – One dead person was the result of a Tuesday crash between a truck and an SUV on Highway 24 in Colorado.

The accident happened at about 8:00 a.m. when an eastbound Subaru Forester SUV suddenly started to swerve into the opposite lane. It got into the path of a semi-truck, and while the trucker tried to move away from the SUV, the Forester still crashed into the rear of the trailer before stopping on the median.

Official police report states that the likely reason for the erratic behavior of the SUV driver is a medical episode. Eyewitness reports seem to confirm this claim, as the driver was reported leaning on the driving wheel moments before the crash.

The person who drove the SUV has been identified as Carl Schwing, 64, of Florida, died at the scene. 

The Colorado State Patrol confirmed that Schwing’s body has been sent for an autopsy. This will reveal whether he died from the crash or will confirm the suspected beliefs that he passed away from the medical episode.

At the time of the crash, Schwing was the only person in the Forester. The trucker was uninjured from the crash.

Any person who might have information related to the crash is encouraged to call the Colorado State Patrol at 719-544-2424.3

The Crashed Subaru Forester. Photo by: Eric Harris
The Crashed Subaru Forester. Photo by: Eric Harris