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27-year-old Silverthorne resident killed after SUV crashes into Lake Dillon

By: Summit Daily
September 4, 2017 Updated: September 4, 2017 at 5:37 pm
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Authorities found a Toyota SUV submerged in Dillon Reservoir at the Snake River inlet on Friday. (Photo: Summit County Sheriff's Office via Twitter)

Authorities found a Toyota SUV submerged in Dillon Reservoir at the Snake River inlet on Friday. A spokesman with Colorado State Police confirmed Saturday that the driver did not survive.

He has been identified as Michael Mitchell, 27, of Silverthorne, but according to his Facebook page, many people knew him better as "Grant."

The Summit County Sheriff's Office tweeted out a photo of a faintly visible submerged vehicle at the bottom of the reservoir at 5:21 p.m. Friday as a rescue crew was trying to reach it.

The CSP spokesman said it appears as if Mitchell's SUV went off Swan Mountain Road and into the reservoir sometime around 11 p.m. Thursday night.

Read more at summitdaily.com.

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