Man found dead in Black Creek in Greene County, Indiana, according to DNR

The body of a 55-year-old Sandborn, Indiana man was found in a car submerged under a bridge in Black Creek in Greene, County, Indiana last Thursday, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Here is a press release the DNR shared:

For immediate release: April 5, 2023

Body of Sandborn man recovered from Black Creek (Greene County)

Indiana Conservation Officers (ICO) are investigating after recovering the body and vehicle of a Sandborn man from Black Creek in rural Greene County.

On March 30 at 5:25 p.m., the Greene County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a fisherman reporting a possible submerged vehicle under the bridge on County Road 1075 West.

Responding officers located a fully submerged Chevrolet Avalanche. DNR Law Enforcement divers responded, removed the vehicle, and found the body of David Jones, 55, inside.

An initial investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling north on the county road when it collided with the bridge while crossing over the creek, causing the vehicle to enter the water.

The investigation is ongoing, and the cause of death is pending autopsy results.

Assisting agencies include the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Emergency Medical Service, and Coroner’s Office, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, and Bland’s Towing.


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