Pickup truck drives into Detroit River in Wyandotte; dive team searching for people

Coast Guard, dive team searching for people after vehicle drives into Detroit River near Biddle Avenue, Oak Street in Wyandotte

Published On: Jul 15 2013 09:33:08 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2013 11:20:12 PM EDT
WYANDOTTE, Mich. -

A dive team is in the water searching after a vehicle drove into the Detroit River Monday night near Oak Street and Biddle Avenue in Wyandotte.

Wyandotte police are not sure how many people were in the vehicle, a red pickup truck, at the time it went into the water. The U.S. Coast Guard and Border Patrol also are involved in the search.

"We're not certain how many people were in the vehicle," said Wyandotte Police Chief Danny Grant. "We're looking for a red or burgundy vehicle, make unknown at this time, but a pickup truck. It was parked in the center of the parking lot here and then some of the witnesses heard the engine gun and then come across the parking lot at a high rate of speed, jump over the curb, cut across about 75 feet of grass, crash through the railing and actually go quite a ways from the shoreline."

Grant says the truck floated for a while and got caught in the current which was moving about 6 miles per hour at the time. He said the truck sank about 75 yards down river from where it entered the water.

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