Clarksville dive teams recover vehicle from Red River on Monday afternoon

Posted at 1:20 PM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-18 13:36:57-05

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An SUV was recovered from the Red River on Monday afternoon.

Several crews from Clarksville and Montgomery County joined together with a towing and trucking company to recover the vehicle that crashed into the river early Sunday morning.

Clarksville police said a sergeant driving on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Sunday found downed power lines and vehicle debris near the side of the bridge. Hours later, a Clarksville Fire Rescue boat used sonar to confirm there was a vehicle in the river.

Crews had been coordinating a plan to retrieve the car since Sunday, but plans were on hold until the weather conditions improved.

On Monday afternoon, police said crews removed a Chevrolet Suburban. It was unoccupied when search searched it and the owners have been contacted. On Tuesday, crews returned to the water to search for a missing person they believed was driving the vehicle.