Man dies after driving off cliff near Canon City

area near where the car drove off a cliff in canon city
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CANON CITY, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado State Patrol says a man is dead after a pickup truck went off a cliff. The driver was pronounced dead when officers arrived at the scene. No other cars were involved.

Colorado State Patrol says the driver of a pickup traveled off the left side of the road and down the side of a cliff. As the truck traveled downhill, it began overturning and caught fire. Crews quickly contained the fire to the pickup and a small area around it.

According to the Canon City fire department, the car accident happened near mile marker 12 on Fremont County Road 9 (Shelf Road).

The road was closed north of Red Canyon Park while multiple emergency response agencies waited for the truck to be towed.

The driver has not been identified.

Right now the cause of the crash is under investigation. CSP says drugs and alcohol are not suspected in the crash.