JEFFERSON CO., Kan. (KSNT) – A pickup truck submerged under water after the driver attempted to pass over a portion of 162nd Road between Denison and Valley Falls late Thursday afternoon, according to Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig.
Herrig said the driver was able to safely escape the vehicle before it submerged into North Cedar Creek at approximately 5 p.m.
The truck was found by another driver on Friday who called it in, worried someone was stuck inside.
However, when first responders arrived on scene they found the abandoned truck.
“If something like this were to happen, hopefully it never does, but if something were to happen, you get out safely, make sure you call dispatch or law enforcement and let them know so we’re not sending somebody to the scene right away,” Herrig said.
The driver, on his way home, had attempted to cross the road after a heavy flow of water had gathered due to the heavy rainfall in the area, Herrig said.
The truck will not be removed from the area until the National Weather Service says it is safe to do so, which Herrig believes will be Monday.