Car pushed off 800-foot cliff |

Car pushed off 800-foot cliff

Steve Lynn
Vail correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

RED CLIFF, Colo. ” A $40,000 car was found wedged between a tree and a rock hundreds of feet below Highway 24 near Red Cliff, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A 23-year-old man was hiking last weekend when found the 2006 Dodge 600 to 800 feet below the highway near some railroad tracks.

Police found keys in the car’s ignition. They found no passengers in the area, nor did they find blood in the vehicle.

Two sets of tire marks on the highway above led police to believe that it was pushed off the cliff with another vehicle.

The car’s owner, a Leadville resident, said he was cleaning out the car Friday night and then went to bed. He woke up to go to work the next morning and his vehicle was gone.

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