Crews believe they’ve found car that crashed into Cumberland River – Clarksville Now

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Rescue crews believe they’ve found the car that crashed into the Cumberland River Tuesday night.

“We’re still trying to confirm that we possibly have found it,” Ed Baggett, EMA director, told Clarksville Now. “We do have people on the river this morning trying to make sure that we’ve located it.”

Crews search the Cumberland River for a car on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (CPD, Contributed)

Clarksville Fire Rescue boats were in the water Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Clarksville Police have the river-side lane of Riverside Drive blocked off for emergency vehicles.

Just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, witnesses reported seeing a vehicle leave the roadway and enter the Cumberland River near Riverside Drive and West Washington Street, just north of the RJ Corman Bridge, according to Police Detective Michael Patterson.

Clarksville Police, Clarksville Fire Rescue, Montgomery County Rescue Squad, and Montgomery County EMS were involved in the search until about 10 p.m. Tuesday, when it was called off until morning.

Crews search the Cumberland River for a car on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (CPD, Contributed)

No further information was available.

This article will be updated. 

Lee Erwin contributed to this report. 


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