Body Recovered After Man Drives Car Into Ohio River In Louisville

Posted at 9:39 AM, Jul 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-01 09:39:08-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE3) — Authorities in Louisville recovered a vehicle and the body of a man who drove it into the Ohio River on Saturday morning.

WAVE3 reports here that crews recovered the body and vehicle around 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Louisville Metro Police were called to the boat ramp in Cox’s Park around 10 a.m.

Emergency crews saw the vehicle sink, and witnesses say they saw a blue Lincoln Towncar with one occupant drive at high speed into the water.

Sean Smith was setting up a family picnic and saw the car drive into the water.

“Everything just started happening so fast," Smith said. "You heard sirens coming and you look over and try to see what’s going on and you can see the dude drove his car into the water.”