Crews free submerged pickup truck from Mad River

A pickup truck submerged in the Mad River was freed Friday from its watery grave at the Eagle City Road Bridge.

Maine’s Towing & Recovery Services in Springfield used a 50-ton rotator tow truck to hoist it up and out of the river, Fred Maine, owner of the towing company, said Saturday.

The truck was discovered in the water Feb. 23 at the bridge, just west of U.S. 68. How the truck ended up in the water and its owner is under investigation by the village of South Charleston police.

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A diver got into the river and used ropes to hook up the truck.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources also had a crew there, and the Springfield Police Division blocked the roadway at the bridge while crews worked and German Twp. police also were on hand.

Meanwhile, the pickup is secured at Maine’s facility.

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