Oct 17, 2013 6:47 PM by Elaine Sheridan

Missing men found in ravine after apparent accident

Two men that have been missing since last week were found in a ravine after an apparent accident.

The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) is investigating a fatal crash that happened on Colorado Highway 50 in Fremont County approximately 5 miles west of Canon City.

CSP says that they believe Ford pickup was traveling westbound near milepost 273 when the driver lost control, causing the ford to travel across the eastbound lane of travel. The Ford traveled off the south
side of the road and became airborne before colliding with a dirt embankment. The truck came to rest in a ravine on the south side of the road.

The driver Ronald Lee Mohr, 59, of Silver Cliff was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Mohr was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger Richard Koester, 36, of Westcliffe, was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash and was transported to Penrose Main by Flight for Life with serious injuries.

Alcohol or drug is not considered a factor in the crash. However, the crash remains under investigation at this time.

Mohr and Koester were reported missing when they didn't return from a trip to Cripple Creek last Friday. How long the men had been in the ravine is still under investigation.



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