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Troopers find man's body in submerged truck

Troopers found the body of a Creswell man in the Coos River near Allegany.

Posted: Apr 12, 2018 6:02 PM

ALLEGANY, Ore. – Oregon State Police have identified the man found dead in a truck submerged in the Coos River near Allegany.

Troopers say they responded to a report of a pickup in the river around 10:30 a.m. on April 11.

They say the truck was heading east on Highway 241 when it drifted off the road down a steep embankment and into the river. They have not determined why.

The vehicle was completely submerged in eight feet of water, officials said.

The driver, Kenneth Nailon, 66, of Creswell was found dead inside. No one else was in the truck.

Troopers say witnesses spotted the truck in the water and they tried to save Nailon but were unsuccessful.

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