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Body Recovered from Submerged Vehicle in Marathon County

18 Jun News

Responders recovered a body from a vehicle in a river in Marathon County.

The car was found early yesterday morning in the Eau Claire River in Schofield. A pedestrian reported the vehicle at around 8:30am.

The Marathon County Dive team was able to recover the car and the man inside. The doors of the vehicle were locked and the windows up.

Investigators are treating the incident as a traffic crash at this time. Evidence at the scene indicated the car may have been traveling on Grand Avenue at a high rate of speed. There are also skid marks near the embankment above the water.

The identity of the man was not provided at this time.

The incident remains under investigation.