Man crashes allegedly stolen pickup truck into Lakewood golf course lake

Stolen vehicle into lake_May 7 2020
Posted at 9:44 AM, May 07, 2020

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A man died after crashing an allegedly stolen pickup truck into a golf course lake late Wednesday evening.

Around 11 p.m. Wednesday, a person in a stolen vehicle fled from law enforcement in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites near C-470 and W. Ken Carly Avenue, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler.

The driver side-swiped a car before driving into a field. Law enforcement did not pursue the vehicle, Cutler said.

The driver continued onto the property of Meadows Golf Club, where he crashed into a lake.

A dive team searched the lake for several hours Wednesday evening, but the search was called off and resumed Thursday morning.

The divers were able to locate the vehicle and a man’s body inside, Cutler said, and both were recovered.

No otther information was available as of Thursday morning.