Car found submerged in Duck Creek in Washington County; no injuries reported

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 12/2/19 6 P.M.

No one was inside a pickup truck found submerged Monday afternoon in Duck Creek in Washington County, authorities said.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Stanleyville Narrows and Nichols roads shortly after 2 p.m., after a passerby reported seeing a vehicle in the creek.

After investigating, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the owner of the 1993 Toyota pickup, Nathaniel Becker, 40, of Marietta, told them he left the truck on the side of the road Sunday night. He did not know how it ended up in in the water, troopers said.

Members of the Fearing Township Fire Department put a small boat in the fast-flowing creek and used it to get to the truck. They connected cables to the truck so it could be pulled out of the water.

There were no injures, and troopers are continuing to investigate the incident.


Authorities in Washington County are at the scene of a car that is submerged in a creek.

Not much information is being released at this time.

What we know is that the car is located in Duck Creek near Stanleyville Narrows Road and Nichols Road in Washington County.

Only the top of the car is visible at this time.

There is no word on whether there is anyone in the car.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department are at the scene.

WTAP has a reporter at the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.