2 dead in crash off Highway 74; car pulled from water

Posted at 11:02 AM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 22:49:38-05

EVERGREEN, Colo. -- A crash claimed the lives of two people, police announced Wednesday morning after pulling a car from Bear Creek in Evergreen.

Bystanders called police just after 8 a.m., leading to the discovery of a 2015 Volkswagen that exited the winding roadway. The vehicle traveled into the nearby creek and went below the water.

Police said they have been investigating slowly, but have pulled the vehicle from the water.

Information on the victims of the crash and more isn't yet known. 

Highway 74 was closed for about 12 hours as investigators gathered all the evidence of the crash. 


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