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Family members find man’s vehicle following crash near Clinton Lake, they say; he did not survive

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Article updated at 11:45 p.m. Saturday:

A 54-year-old man’s family said they discovered his vehicle after a crash that the man did not survive Friday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

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Family members of the man told deputies that around 9 p.m. Friday, they were concerned that they hadn’t heard from the man since that morning, when he went to work in a field in the 1100 block of East 500 Road, said George Diepenbrock, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office. The area is near Clinton Lake.

“When they went to check on him in the evening, they discovered his vehicle had crashed into a creek,” Diepenbrock said.

“Deputies at the location at 9:30 p.m. Friday found the man deceased inside the vehicle, which had driven from a field drive through a barb-wire fence and crashed into a creek.”

It was not clear from the information available when the crash had occurred.

Deputies and detectives were investigating the cause of the crash Saturday morning, Diepenbrock said.

The sheriff’s office had not released the man’s name as of Saturday.

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