Photo courtesy of Rodney Jenkins

Mad River claims pickup truck; it’ll remain in its murky home until …

“When the water goes down and it slows down to where we don’t risk anyone’s life, that’s when we’ll get a boat to go out there and tow it,” Fred Maine, owner of Maine’s Towing in Springfield, said Monday. 

The truck has been in the water at the Eagle City Road Bridge, just west of U.S. 68, since Friday, according to Springfield police and Maine.

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They aren’t sure who the owner is or how the truck ended up in the river. Maine’s Towing handles work for the Springfield Police Division. 

Heavy rain throughout the region flooded roadways and sent rivers and streams over their banks. 

The water level had risen to the windshield by Saturday morning, when Rodney Jenkins said he snapped the photo accompanying this story. 

He and Paul Fraley were on their way home from work when they spotted the vehicle. Jenkins said he saw a Clark County Sheriff’s vehicle parked nearby because they think the truck may been stolen. 

The pickup truck, which has been in the Mad River since Friday, is now mostly in the water on Monday evening, Feb. 26, 2018. (Bill Lackey/Staff)

“The truck’s underwater now,” he said Monday evening.

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