Person found in submerged car in Owensboro identified

Man found in submerged car identified

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Owensboro Police are investigating after a body was found.

Emergency crews responded in the area of Wildcat Way and S. Frederica Street Monday afternoon.

Police say someone reported a car submerged in water, and a body was found inside.

Owensboro police say the victim was identified as 69-year-old Donald White of Owensboro.

We are told this retention basin could be 30 feet deep. And with all the rain we’ve had, it was full of water.

Police say it’s not a heavily traveled road, and they’re not even sure what time the accident happened or what led to the crash.

”The person that called it in from my understanding wasn’t anybody that actually witnessed it, whatever occurred,” said Officer Andrew Boggess. “It was just somebody who passed by and saw the vehicle.”

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