GOLDEN, Colo. — One person is dead after their car plunged into Clear Creek, in Clear Creek Canyon.
US 6 Clear Creek Canyon is CLOSED from Golden to Hwy 119 as the result of a car in the creek. The closure may be lengthy, as we will be recovering the car with a heavy wrecker and @ArvadaFire’s dive team. Please use alternate routes to access the gaming district. pic.twitter.com/ukplSPfkQR
— CSP Gaming (@CSP_Gaming) July 13, 2019
Colorado State Patrol reported the person was pulled from the car and rescuers tried to resuscitate them Saturday afternoon.
Sadly, we must report the crash in Clear Creek Canyon as a fatality. A victim was pulled from the Creek in Golden but did not make it.
The canyon will remain closed for our investigation and to recover the vehicle.
— CSP Golden (@CSP_Golden) July 13, 2019
The canyon was reported closed for the rescue efforts around 3:15 p.m. Saturday, from Golden to Colo. 119, and remained closed until about 7:25 p.m., when the vehicle was pulled from the canyon.
Western Towing is loading the car onto the flatbed, and we will have the canyon open in a few minutes. pic.twitter.com/Fdk2fiN1co
— CSP Gaming (@CSP_Gaming) July 14, 2019
Officials have not released the name of the person killed in the crash.