Man dies after driving into Wichita River
The driver was unresponsive when the Wichita Falls Fire Department arrived.
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The Wichita Falls Police Department confirmed Tuesday the man who drove into the Wichita River on Sunday has died.
Police said 62-year-old Sammy Pierce of Guthrie, Texas, died Monday evening. His body has been sent for an autopsy.
Officers responded to the crash on Sunday at the Wichita Bend RV Park. Pierce’s truck was heading southbound on Central Fwy. when it departed the the freeway off the embankment, traveled a short distance down the access road, went off the road and crashed through a grove of small trees in the Wichita River.
The right side of the truck was partially submerged in the river, with the left side still on the river embankment. Police said the driver was unresponsive when the Wichita Falls Fire Department arrived. WFFD officials then removed the driver from the vehicle and began CPR.
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