Police: Woman found dead in vehicle after river subsides

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CLOSPLINT, Ky. (WYMT) - One person was found dead in Harlan County after police said a vehicle was found in the river Wednesday morning.

Deputies with the Harlan County Sheriff's Department said they were called to KY-38 in Closplint because of a vehicle found in the river.

The Harlan County coroner pronounced Rebecca Johnson, 46, of Closplint dead at the scene.

Through investigation, police said the crash happened during the evening hours of Tuesday.

The vehicle was submerged in the river and was only discovered after the river had subsided the following morning.



 
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