A¿Clark County couple died when their truck crashed into the Kenutcky River this weekend and neither could get out of the water.
Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue said the couple, 65-year-old Carroll Dobbs and his 64-year-old wife Henrietta of Ford Hampton Road, died following the crash. Perdue said the accident happened either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning on Four Mile Road.
Perdue said it appeared the wheels of the truck dropped off the edge of the road and the driver overcorrected twice before it went over an embankment and stopped in the river. Perdue said the truck stopped partially in the water.
“They exited the vehicle through the driver’s window,” he said. “They tried to get out of the river and couldn’t.”
The accident happened in a secluded spot on Four Mile road, and could not be seen easily from the road.
“You could drive right by and not see it, unless you looked over the embankment,” he said.
Perdue said the bodies had been in the water for several hours before the accident was reported. There were no witnesses to the crash, Perdue said, which likely happened late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
Clark County Coroner Robert Gayheart said the couple died from trauma from the crash and from the surrounding conditions. No autopsies were ordered, he said. They did not know who was driving since both were out of the truck when officials arrived.
Perdue did not know who reported the accident or how it was found. Clark County firefighters were called to the scene shortly after noon Sunday. Winchester Fire-EMS¿personnel also responded.
Sheriff’s Deputy Johnny Graves is investigating the accident.
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