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Driver Found Dead After Being Pulled from Crashed SUV Wednesday in Grand Tower

GRAND TOWER – One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Jackson County Wednesday.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, a 2004 Toyota 4-Runner, left the west side of Highway 3 near Ragweed Lane in Grand Tower, traveled through a field and into a small body of water. The passenger was able to escape from the vehicle and ran to a nearby home to call 911.

Fire crews on-scene requested a boat and dive team. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office boat team and MABAS dive team located the vehicle, and it was removed from the water. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Their identity is being held until family members are notified.

This accident is under investigation by accident reconstruction officers from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Tower Rock Fire Department, Murphysboro Fire Department, MABAS dive team, Jackson County Coroner’s Office and Shelton’s Towing assisted on this call.