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Spanish Daily Journal
     May 21, 2020      #37-142 sdj

Car crashes into Kankakee River, search on for

El auto choca contra el río Kankakee, busca

KANKAKEE — Emergency personnel from multiple agencies are searching the Kankakee River at the Schuyler Avenue bridge after a car went into the river shortly before 9 a.m. today.

According to scanner traffic, the car was apparently involved in a hit and run on South Greenwood Avenue. The driver fled and was traveling south on South Indiana Avenue at approximately 80 mph when a tire blew.

The car continued southbound going through the intersection at Indiana Avenue and River Street before crashing through the barrier where Indiana ends.

It is unknown how many people were in the car. Scanner traffic indicates a man was able to get out of the car and was seen floating down the river. The responding agencies have two drones and a helicopter in the search. 

This report will be updated.

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