Burned car with dead motorist found in Rocky Mountain National Park thought to be accident
April 30, 2009
A Rocky Mountain National Park staff member discovered a burned vehicle with a dead person inside it off of U.S. Highway 34 about three-tenths of a mile south of the Kawuneeche Visitor Center early Wednesday morning.
“It looked like a motor vehicle accident,” said Grand County Sheriff Rod Johnson, who emphasized that assessment is preliminary and investigators have not established what happened.
The incident is believed to have occurred Tuesday night.
FBI, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand County Sheriff’s office personnel are investigating. Because of the condition of the victim, positive identification by the Grand County coroner may take weeks, according to authorities.
The vehicle was a 2008 Toyota Camry registered in Colorado.