UPDATE: Woman identified in pickup truck incident

Published: Feb. 3, 2020 at 1:10 PM EST
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UPDATE: 2/4/2020 4 P.M.

The woman who's body was found in a truck that went into the Little Kanawha River on Monday has been identified.

Jodi J. Kirl, 50, of Walker, W. Va. was identified.

Results of the autopsy have not been revealed.

The case is still being investigated by the Wood County Sheriff's Office.

UPDATE: 2/3/20 4:50 P.M.

A woman's body was recovered from inside a pickup truck that went into the Little Kanawha River Monday morning, authorities said.

First responders were called to the end of Leachtown Lane, off Route 47, about 11 a.m. after they were told a vehicle had gone into the water.

After searching for several hours, the truck with the woman's body still inside was pulled from about 10 feet of water. Her name has not been released.

Authorities have not said how or why the truck went into the water, but foul play is not suspected.

A dive team from the Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department deployed a pontoon boat into the river Monday afternoon, and the truck was pulled from the water shortly after 3 p.m.

The East Wood and Elizabeth-Wirt County volunteer fire departments assisted at the scene.

The investigation is being handled by the Wood County Sheriff's Office.


A dive team has been called to the area where authorities said they have located a car in the water near the end of Leachtown Lane in Walker, 911 authorities said.

A Wood County 911 dispatcher supervisor said authorities received a call about 11 a.m.

The East Wood Volunteer Fire Department and the Wood County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.

We'll have updates online and during WTAP News @ 5 and 6 as more information becomes available.