Three dead after car crashes into Cottonwood River in Lyon Co.

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First responders are searching for possible victims after a car crashed into the Cottonwood River in Emporia. The crash happened on Road 150 between Road J and Road H, as the road bends around the Cottonwood River.

EMPORIA (KSNT) – UPDATE 12:08 a.m.: The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to a report of an injured teenager walking down the road around 6:30 Saturday evening, when they were led to an accident at the river. The minor was a passenger in the car, and the three other passengers have been pronounced dead. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

First responders were searching for possible victims Saturday evening after a car crashed into the Cottonwood River south of Emporia, according to Lyon County Dispatch.

First responders are searching for possible victims after a car crashed into the Cottonwood River in Emporia on Road 150, between Road J and Road H as the road bends to avoid the Cottonwood River. (photo courtesy Google Maps)

They said the crash occurred near Road 150 and Road J. One person is currently in the hospital at Newman Regional Health. A dive team is on its way to find more victims.

Road 150 between Road J and Road H were closed to traffic. Lights from emergency vehicles could be seen on the Road 150 were it bends south to avoid the river.

This is a developing story.

KSNT will update this with more information as it becomes available.

Emergency lights could be seen from Road J south of Emporia as crews appeared to search the Cototnwood River following a crash Saturday night. Road 150 was closed to traffic.
Photo From: Michael Dakota
Photo From: Michael Dakota

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