One dead after SUV crashes into Clear Creek; U.S. 6 reopened

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — U.S. Highway 6 was closed in Clear Creek Canyon due to a fatal crash Tuesday night.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the crash occurred about 7:45 p.m. near mile marker 261 of the highway.

The Colorado State Patrol is handling the investigation.

CSP said one person was killed. A 2001 Acura SUV was found upside-down in the water.

The person who died has not yet been identified.

It is unknown whether other people were inside the vehicle, CSP said.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation’s website, the road was closed between Colorado 119 and Golden. It reopened about 11 p.m.

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