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Body found inside submerged vehicle in Missouri River near Craig

Posted at 8:42 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 12:22:56-04

CRAIG – A vehicle with a body inside was found submerged in the Missouri River near Craig on Monday morning.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton says that at 10:25 a.m., the 911 dispatch center received a call from a fisherman, who was just south of Craig, of a submerged pickup truck in the Missouri River.

Lewis and Clark Dive and Emergency was called to the scene and their jet ski team found that a man and dog were deceased in the vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing, but it did appear the truck had driven between two houses before landing in the river.

The man’s body will be taken to State Crime Lab in Missoula for an autopsy. His name has not yet been released.

We will have more information as it becomes available.

Craig Vehicle Found
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