Gnarly way to go...
Here is the clip from the Ft Collins "coloradoan" news paper.
Frenchy and I were on the way back from the Big South, when we noticed a big scene at Super Collider. My first thought was that a boater didn't make it... but low and behold some woman commited suicide by driving off the road straight down into Super Collider!!!
WOW... Talk about Class V!
The woman whose body was found Tuesday inside a car submerged in the Poudre River was identified as Cindy A. Kuchenbrod of Loveland.
The drowning death was ruled a suicide by the Larimer County Coroners Office.
Kuchenbrod, 56, was reported missing Sunday by family members, said Linda Wheeler-Holloway, an investigator with the Coroners Office. How long her vehicle had been in the river before being spotted Tuesday afternoon was not clear.
She made statements to family members that indicated she had a suicidal ideology, Wheeler-Holloway said. She was unhappy about things in her personal life.
Kuchenbrod, 56, was a special education teacher, said Charles Kuchenbrod, her former husband.
She loved working with kids, he said. Thats how she defined herself.
She enjoyed camping and the outdoors, and spent a lot of time at Long Draw Reservoir, which is near the top of Poudre Canyon.
Kuchenbrods survivors include her parents, Stephen and Margaret Smith of Idaho Springs, and two children, John Mark and Daisy Ann Kuchenbrod. Services are pending.
Kuchenbrod was eastbound on Colorado Highway 14 when her car went off the right side of the road, down a 60-foot embankment and into the river, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The wreck occurred in the Upper Narrows portion of Poudre Canyon.
The car, a 1999 Toyota Camry, floated about 500 feet down river before coming to a stop, submerged in the fast-moving water.
Evidence at the scene did not indicate excessive speed was a factor in the crash, according to a CSP report. There were no skid marks on the roadway.
Recovering the vehicle from the swift-moving water took about five hours and required the use of a crane.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. But rather...To skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... WOW !!!! What a ride!!!!!!"