Search delayed for car that plunged off Ohio River bridge

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Ohio River, Car
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 say conditions are still too rough on the Ohio River to resume the search for a car that plunged off 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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Crews say they now hope divers will be able to get back in the water on Thursday or Friday at the earliest.

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 a week ago after a pileup.

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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