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Body found after car plunges into river off Old Bainbridge Road

Road has been closed temporarily
Posted at 5:03 PM, Mar 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-27 18:19:25-04

SUNDAY 5:55 P.M. UPDATE: A body has been retrieved from the car that left the roadway Saturday, according to the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.

There is an active death investigation surrounding the circumstances around this incident.

SUNDAY 3:15 P.M. UPDATE: Old Bainbridge Road has been closed temporarily. The Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle has been located. Teams are now attempting to retrieve the vehicle. No word on any occupants yet.

Sunday 1 P.M. UPDATE: The Leon County Dive Team is still searching, no other updates have been made available.

A car left Old Bainbridge Road and went into the river near the Gadsden-Leon County Line Saturday afternoon, according to the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.

GCSO confirmed to ABC 27 that the car left the road around 4 p.m. and went into the Ochlocknee River.

Specifics are not available as to what happened, but officials said they working to get the car out now and also find the driver and possible occupants.

On Thursday, a separate incident involving a head-on crash between two cars temporarily shut down the area around the bridge.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC 27 for updates.