Amid closure of US 6 for car retrieval, body located in creek

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 18:34:42-04

GOLDEN, Colo. — A planned closure of the US 6 in Golden to retrieve a car that crashed into the rushing waters in Clear Creek Canyon became more complicated Monday after authorities discovered a body in the waterway. 

Crews announced the closure over the weekend, as the car plunged into the waterway in a Friday crash. The discovery of a body extended the closure from a three-hour shutdown — scheduled between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. — into a new investigation.

First responders geared up for a water recovery, placing the body in a bag and turning over the body to the coroner Monday afternoon. 

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid said the body was found just three fourths of a mile from the car, but it's not yet known if the body is connected to the crash.

Denver7 is working to learn more and will update this story if more becomes known.