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Aug 10, 2013 6:13 PM by Monica Gouty

Manitou flood victim identified

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has identified 53-year-old John Collins of Teller County, as the man killed in Friday's flooding. The coroner says his cause of death was drowning.  

Deputies say Collins died along Highway 24 near mile marker 297.  His body was found among a large amount of debris that was covering the westbound lanes of Highway 24.   Collins' vehicle was also in the area. It's unclear whether Collins left his vehicle in an attempt to escape flood waters, or was forced out by the rushing water.



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