Search may resume for car that plunged into Ohio River

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In this Tuesday, March 15, 2016 photo, authorities from multiple jurisdictions responded to the Combs-Hehl Bridge after a car left the roadway, crashing into the Ohio River in Campbell County, Ky. Officials said they still don't know how many people were inside the car when it toppled over the side of the bridge Tuesday. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES

CINCINNATI (AP) – Authorities are hoping to resume a search this week for a car that plunged into the Ohio River after a pileup on a bridge leading from Kentucky to Cincinnati.

Search efforts were suspended last week because of safety concerns related to the rising river.

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The head of the Boone County water rescue team in Kentucky said last week that it might be Tuesday or Wednesday before river conditions allow divers to look for the car.

Authorities in Kentucky say they have been contacted by the family of a missing person believed to have been driving the car when it toppled over the side of the bridge Tuesday.

Investigators have said 12 vehicles were involved in accidents on the bridge that carries Interstate 275 from Campbell County, Kentucky, to Cincinnati.

 

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