13-year-old girl swept down Boulder Creek identified
BOULDER, Colo. — The 13-year-old girl who was swept down Boulder Creek on Saturday after an accident has been identified.
The Boulder County Coroner’s Office said Monday morning the girl, who died at Boulder Community Health, was Sophia Dubose of Rollinsville.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death.
On Saturday, a father was traveling with his two daughters in his pickup truck in Boulder Canyon on Highway 119 near Sugarloaf Road when a car suddenly stopped in front of him because of a bear. The father rear-ended the car, sending his truck into the creek.
The father and one of the girls were able to scramble to safety, but the 13-year-old was swept downstream by the gushing waters, which have swelled in the past week because of rapid snowmelt and rains.
Sophia was pulled from the creek several miles downstream, behind Boulder High School, on Saturday night after more than 100 responders were on scene to try to rescue her.