A man was killed when the car he was driving plunged 450-feet over the edge of Rim Rock Drive at Colorado National Monument on Friday morning, according to the national park service’s public information officer.
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Local law enforcement and search and rescue crews were working late into the afternoon recovering the vehicle, that fell into the Red Canyon area about a mile beyond Cold Shivers Point. It took about 5 hours for rescue crews to extract the deceased male occupant from the vehicle. The cause of the crash is being investigated.
Rim Rock Drive is a 23-mile-long scenic route that runs through Colorado National Monument. The road is challenging full of sheer drop-offs, steep hills, and tight curves.