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Fatality at Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: April 29, 2009
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

At 7:00 a.m. today, a park staff member on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park discovered a vehicle off of US 34 approximately three-tenths of a mile south of Kawuneeche Visitor Center. The burned vehicle was off the road and there was a deceased person inside.

An investigation is ongoing by the FBI, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand County Sheriff’s office. No further information is available at this time.

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a photo of gneiss (a metamorphic rock)

The oldest rocks in the park are metamorphic (biotite schist and gneiss) estimated at 1.7 billion years old, making them some of the oldest rocks within the National Park System.