GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A tragic incident was discovered Friday morning in the Colorado National Monument.
A man died after his car drove off the road into a canyon near Cold Shivers Point.
Authorities with the Colorado National Monument and the Mesa County Sherrif’s Office say they received a call at about 8:40 Friday morning.
The calls reported a crashed car in the bottom of a canyon.
A recovery effort was coordinated by Colorado National Monument authorities, Mesa County Sherrif, Grand Junction Fire Department, Glade Park Fire Department, and the Mesa County Search and Rescue.
Mesa County Search and Rescue is an entirely volunteer organization with well over a dozen volunteers on scene this morning.
Drivers entering the monument through the Grand Junction entrance were diverted from Rimrock Drive onto the Glad Park entrance into the early hours of the afternoon.
Monument authorities and the Colorado State Patrol are handling the investigation in the accident.
The accident is currently under investigation.
We will continue to provide updates on this story as more information becomes available.