Deputies: Car that slid off into water was stolen

Deputies: Car that slid off into water was stolen

DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Authorities are looking for the driver of a car that plunged into a creek in Utica just after 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Masonville Fire Department and Daviess County sheriffs deputies were dispatched to the 1200 block of Hill Bridge Road.

911 call: “There is a car submerged in water. I can’t tell if there’s anybody in the vehicle or not.”

Joseph Pogue, who lives right next to where the car plunged into the creek, says one of his neighbors jumped in to make a rescue.

“He seen a car seat sitting in the back of the car so he thought maybe there was somebody still in the car," said Pogue. "He broke the window out because you couldn’t open the door because it done settled in the mud.”

Pogue says no one was found in the car and deputies say when they arrived they did not locate a driver either.

“They, they went and run, they run from it," said Pogue. "It was an awful cold morning to be running from it.”

Deputies later contacted the owner of the vehicle, who told them they think their car had been stolen. But Pogue says it’s nice to know he has good samaritans as neighbors.

“All the neighbors out here are good," says Pogue. "I mean you could fall down out there and they could come pick you up, that’s how good everyone is out here.”

Sheriff deputies say the car went into the water three miles from the owner’s home.

They say they are investigating this as possible auto theft.

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