CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — A three-mile stretch of U.S. 6 was closed for more than three hours Wednesday morning after a male was found lying on the side of the road and was later pronounced dead, the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies responded just after 7:30 a.m. on a report that the male was not moving and was cold to the touch, the sheriff’s office said. At 7:50 a.m., a Clear Creek County EMS pronounced the male dead.
The winding two-lane stretch of U.S. 6 was closed in both directions between Interstate 70 and state Highway 119 as the sheriff’s office investigated. It reopened just before 11 a.m.
The Colorado State Patrol is working with the sheriff’s office on the investigation in case it turns out to be an auto-pedestrian crash.
It’s not known if a vehicle struck the male, or if there are any suspicious circumstances or foul play involved.
The name and age of the male have not been released, pending notification of family.
Anyone with information or who was traveling on U.S. 6 late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 303-679-2388.