Authorities say a girl has died after the vehicle she was in careened into a Boulder area creek following a collision blamed on a bear.
The Boulder County Sheriff's office says the girl was carried away by the current following the crash, which was reported at 4:46 p.m. Saturday in Boulder Canyon.
The Daily Camera reported that the girl was 13 and riding with her father and sister.
Sheriff's Cmdr. Steve Cullen says in the release that the Colorado State Patrol reported that the crash occurred as one vehicle stopped suddenly to avoid a bear that was running across the road and was rear ended by the victim's vehicle, which then plunged into the creek.
The girl was pulled from the water shortly after 6 p.m. and rushed to a hospital, but the sheriff's office says efforts to save her failed.
Copyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.