2 dead after vehicle crashes into Bear Creek near Kittredge

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Two people were found dead inside a vehicle that was submerged in Bear Creek on Wednesday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The 2015 Volkswagen was discovered in the creek near 27002 Highway 74 west of Kittredge about 8:15 a.m.

The Colorado State Patrol said the driver was a 26-year-old man and the passenger was a 20-year-old woman.

Crews from several agencies responded to the scene and pulled the vehicle out of the water.

Evergreen Fire Rescue said the vehicle might have been in the water for several hours.

The Colorado State Patrol said the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Highway 74, which curves to the left but it continued straight.

It went down an embankment, across a private driveway, hit and tree and overturned into the creek, the Colorado State Patrol said.