Gross Reservoir

Officials are investigating an overnight crash at Boulder County's Gross Reservoir that will shut down recreation until further notice. 

UPDATE: Authorities later announced that the closure will likely be in place for multiple weeks.

The crash happened at the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project site at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. A construction vehicle carrying several tons of rocks veered off the road and into the reservoir, said Gary Cutler, a spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol.

The truck went into the reservoir and submerged.

Authorities requested the Northern Colorado Med Evac helicopter to fly over the site with a spotlight to assist in identifying areas to narrow the search, which sent boats and divers to a certain area.

However, an initial search were unsuccessful and the rescue turned into a recovery mission, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

Search crews recovered the body of the driver on Saturday afternoon. The identity will be released at a later date by the Boulder County Coroner's Office, said Cutler said. 

Denver Water, Kiewit Barnard Construction, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol are investigating the incident. 

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