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BODY RECOVERED FROM VEHICLE FOUND IN LAKE CREEK

At 915am a bicyclist was riding down Honea Egypt over Lake Creek when he spotted a vehicle in the water. He called 911. Magnolia Fire responded along with DPS, MCSO, and Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constables. The vehicle was on its side just barely out of the water. With an alligator floating in the vicinity Magnolia Firefighters used caution as they entered the water. First having to make an easy way to get down the bank. Crews suited up in dry suits and then had to make their way through the deep water to the vehicle. Inside they found a male in the driver’s seat. Milstead Heavy Duty was dispatched to the scene. With the help of firefighters, chains were connected and the vehicle was raised out of the water. Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace responded to the scene for the inquest. He ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy. DPS Troopers were going to attempt to notify the family of the incident. It is unknown as whether the incident had recently happened or if it was from when Lake Creek flooded last month and the water level had just come down exposing the vehicle.

 

 

 

 

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