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Police: Body found in the vehicle that plunged into river

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Andrew Keller (WNEM) Andrew Keller (WNEM)

Police confirmed a body was in the vehicle that plunged into a river on Wednesday night.

Witnesses told police they saw a vehicle enter the Flint River off of 5th Avenue, near University of Michigan, Flint at around 10 p.m.

Michigan State Police said that the vehicle was driven by a suspect in a hit-and-run where several people were hurt. Investigators said that the driver took off and went into the river.

A bumper has been recovered, but the vehicle is in approximately 8 feet of water, and the Michigan State Police Dive Team is being brought in to help.

MSP is held off on recovering the vehicle until Friday at 9 a.m., according to Lt. David Kaiser.

The vehicle was in 8 feet of water and is surrounded by three different currents, making recovery difficult, Kaiser said.

The red Durango was pulled from the river at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

“There was one man inside and at this time, there are no signs of foul play,” said Flint Police Capt. Collin Bernie. “There will, however, be an autopsy and that will most likely be tomorrow morning.”

Police are not releasing the man’s name.

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