Posted: Dec 23, 2012 4:38 PM
Updated: Dec 23, 2012 8:25 PM
A pickup truck was driven into the Kentucky River overnight in Clark County, killing two people.
Authorities found the bodies of the victims Sunday afternoon. The Clark County coroner says the victims are Carroll and Henrietta Dobbs of Clark County.
"Yeah it's going to take a while to get the vehicle out of the water. Just simply where it's at and the vegetation, trees and everything around it's going to take at least two wreckers and take a while to get it out," says Berl Perdue, the Clark County Sheriff.
Deputies were notified just after noon on Sunday. The truck appears to have been driven off of Four Mile Road just outside the small town of Ford. Two bodies, both adults, were found just outside the half-submerged vehicle.
"It looks like both occupants of the truck had exited the vehicle after the accident and they may have succumbed to hypothermia or whatever in the water," says Sheriff Perdue.
The Sheriff's Department says the crash likely happened while it was still dark out. They say the driver drove up one embankment accidentally, then over-corrected and ended up going down the steep embankment right into the Kentucky River.
"There's no good day but this time of year is even worse on families," says Sheriff Perdue. "You've got the holidays, Christmas coming up, so it's got to be devastating for them."