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Crews find body of man who tried driving over flooded road

December 18, 2019 GMT

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) — The body of a Kentucky man who tried to drive over a flooded road was found Wednesday in a field near his vehicle, authorities said.

Kentucky State Police said in a statement that crews resumed searching after flooding subsided and found the body of David E. Rice, 50, of Greenup, after recanvassing the area.

An investigation found that Rice attempted to cross a flooded road in the Load community of Greenup County on Tuesday when his vehicle was swept up by fast-moving water. He exited the vehicle and tried to swim to safety, but didn’t make it, police said.

The incident remains under investigation.