Crews recovered the body of 44-year-old Juan Salazar from the Red River on Tuesday after the SUV he was driving crashed into it early Sunday morning, Clarksville police reported.
An empty Chevrolet Suburban was pulled from the river Monday as crews continued to search for anyone who was inside it, the Clarksville Police Department said. Crews on boats and search and recovery dogs helped in finding Salazar's body. Investigators believe speed and weather were a factor in the fatal wreck.
Salazar was reported missing by his family around 7 p.m. Sunday after he did not return home the night before, CPD said.
A CPD officer first spotted a snapped power pole and signs of debris from a vehicle near the Red River bridge at Wilma Rudolph Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. There were slick roads and slight accumulation in the area at that time, CPD said.
Crews from CPD, Cumberland K9 Search and Recovery, Clarksville Fire Rescue, Montgomery County Emergency Medical Service and the Montgomery County Rescue Squad all worked together to recover the SUV and Salazar's body. A towing company also helped recover the SUV.
Anyone with information or video footage is asked to contact Investigator Crosby, at 931-648-0656, extension 5336.
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