Crews find missing truck driver’s body in Delaware River in Perry

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PERRY, Kan. (KSNT) – On Saturday the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol found a trash truck driver who went missing on Friday.

Law enforcement began searching for the man on Friday after he could not be found following his trash truck route. Officials tell KSNT News that he typically stopped in Perry at the Casey’s off of Ferguson Road for lunch. He hadn’t come into the store on Friday though.

The Jefferson County Sheriff said they used his phone to track him to that spot. They discovered that he crashed into the guardrail on Highway 24 around 11 a.m. Friday due to icy conditions on the road.

On Saturday morning they found the driver and his truck in the water under the bridge. The truck was split into two pieces during the crash and the driver’s body was found inside.

The Overland Park Police Department dive team was called to the scene for assistance.

This is an ongoing story. We will update you with more information as it becomes available.

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