One man dead after car found off the side of the cliff at the Colorado National Monument

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT)-- One person is dead after a car went off a cliff at the Colorado National Monument. Now, an investigation is underway.

A man was found dead in a car at the bottom of the canyon.

It is not clear what led up to the car going off of the cliff.

Officials at the monument say that around 8:40 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 18, they got a phone call about a missing person and a car that went off the road.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene soon after that, including the Mesa County Search and Rescue’s Technical Rope team.

Now, officials with the monument are warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road.

The staff at the Colorado National Monument, as well as the Mesa County Sheriff's office, Grand Junction Fire Department, Glade Park Fire and Search and Rescue all teamed up on this incident.

Officials say that getting that car out will take a special type of crane, so it could take weeks if not months to remove the vehicle.

Again, it is not clear how the car went off the road or how long it was there before the phone call.

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