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Highway 74 reopens near Lair o' the Bear Park after deadly crash

Road reopened just after 1:30 p.m. after hourslong closure
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Posted at 1:22 PM, Jun 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-16 15:45:31-04

DENVER – Colorado Highway 74 reopened around 1:30 p.m. near Lair o’ the Bear Park between Kittredge and Idledale after a deadly rollover crash that happened Thursday morning.

The driver of the vehicle was a 20-year-old man from Kittredge, according to a CSP spokesperson. He was the only person in the car when it went off the road around 10:30 a.m. Thursday near a bend and ended up on the trail near the park, CSP said.

The driver who died in the crash has not been formally identified. The road was closed for several hours while crews investigated the crash.