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Colorado State Patrol: Car reportedly goes off the road near Cave of the Winds Saturday

Colorado State Patrol: Car reportedly goes off the road near Cave of the Winds Saturday
Colorado State Patrol: Car reportedly goes off the road near Cave of the Winds Saturday(KKTV)
Published: Aug. 14, 2021 at 1:50 PM MDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2021 at 12:34 PM MDT
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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - State troopers have identified the owner of a car that ended up at the bottom of a cliff Saturday but have not actually found any crash victims.

Search and rescue crews combed the area around Cave of the Winds, where the vehicle was found at the bottom of a ravine. Troopers say the car somehow went off the road and rolled multiple times into the canyon.

“It looks like the vehicle had impacted some trees pretty hard,” said Ryan Mintz, who was part of the search efforts Saturday. “It was resting pretty stable. We took a long look around, we had a team of five, searchers and myself is one of them, and we also had our dog team around there.”

A Flight for Life chopper was on standby to airlift any injured victims, but none were located. Troopers now say they don’t think anyone was inside when the car went down.

“It’s tough in this kind of situation to be 100 percent confident in anything. I’m confident that our team did what we could to search everything that we could find on there,” Mintz said.

No alcohol or drugs were found when searching the car. How it went off the road and where the people who were in it are, remains a mystery.

The owner of the car may not have been in it when it crashed, troopers pointed out.

Troopers say Cave of the Winds will be responsible for getting that car up and out.

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