Woman's Body Recovered After Car Plunges Into River

Trooper: Car Found On Roof In North Fork Of Big Thompson River

Searchers have recovered a woman's body after her car plunged into the North Fork of the Big Thompson River Tuesday morning, authorities said.

At 11:17 a.m., state troopers responded to a report of a car in the river at mile marker 11 on Larimer County Road 43, northeast of Estes Park, said Colorado State Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Heather Cobler. The road, which twists through the river canyon, is also known as Devil's Gulch Road.

Troopers found a 1999 Ford Escort had gone off the road and landed on its roof in the river, she said.

The car was empty, but a search-and-rescue team soon found a woman's body about 1 mile downstream, Cobler said.

The body was taken to the Larimer County Coroner's Officer for confirmation of the woman's identity and an autopsy, she said.

There's no evidence than anyone else was in the car, Cobler said, but investigators are talking with the woman's family to make sure there were no other victims, Cobler said.

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