There are new roadside memorial signs at the bottom of the canyon. These are part of an effort by Colorado State Patrol to memorialize the sites of fallen CSP officers. Here is the information behind this site.
This accident occurred January 23, 1966:
“Patrolman Carhart and Sergeant Alcorn were killed in an accident while on normal patrol assignment. Alcorn was conducting a training and evaluation on duty tour to observe rookie Carhart’s performance. The patrol car was eastbound on Colorado 72 when it went out of control on a curve. The car ran off the road and rolled. Both officers were fatally injured. The exact cause of the accident was never determined. “
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