MAN FOUND DEAD IN CREEK

MAN BODY OUND INSIDE OF HIS CAR IN THE CREEK.

Posted: Mon Apr 23 17:24:50 PDT 2018
Updated: Mon Apr 23 17:24:50 PDT 2018

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4.. we now know the name of a man who was found dead in a creek in clay county wtvas daranesha herron joins us live from the sheriffs office with what she has learned. i just got off the phone with the clay county coroner and he says the victims is 59 year old rodney griggs of okolona. he griggs lost control of his truck and overturned into a creek. he was not able to escaping causing him to drown. death ruled fresh water drowning. take a look at your screen this is the vehicle deputies say they pulled out of a creek on smith road with rodney griggs dead inside of it. clay county sheriff eddie scott says the man was last seen going down the road around noon yesterday but the victim wasn't found until this morning. the sheriff says this creek has a history of flooding when it rains so the water usually gets pretty high with a current which could have trapped griggs inside of his truck. i spoke to the man who found that truck and he says he was praying no one was inside. "i went to check but we couldnt see nothing but the water was so high. we had to wait for the cops to get here and thats when we found out someone was in the truck." the sheriff says it appears to be an accident. as of now this is still under investigation. reporting live in clay county dh wtva9news
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