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Clear Creek Canyon reopens after fatal incident

Posted at 9:52 AM, Apr 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-18 13:15:52-04

GOLDEN, Colo. — Authorities closed U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon following fatal incident early Sunday morning. The highway reopened around 11 a.m.

The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, a 45-year-old woman came out of a moving vehicle, sustained head trauma and died.

Troopers don’t know if the victim jumped out of the vehicle or was pushed. The 61-year-old male driver is not cooperating with investigators, CSP said.

Troopers believe alcohol may have been a factor.