2 missing men found in truck crash 6 days later

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) Two Colorado men who were reported missing after they failed to return from a trip to a historic mining town were found six days later in a pickup truck in a ravine -- one of them dead of crash injuries, the other seriously injured.

Fremont County Coroner Carlette Brocious says the truck ran off U.S. Highway 50 and into the ravine about five miles west of Canon City in southern Colorado on Oct. 11. A highway worker spotted the pickup Thursday.

The Colorado State Patrol says 59-year-old Ronald Lee Mohr, of Silver Cliff, died of his injuries, and his passenger, 36-year-old Richard William Koester, of Westcliffe, was rescued and hospitalized with serious injuries.

The men were reported missing when they didn't return from a trip to Cripple Creek.

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