Car Ends Up in Buchanan County River

A car ended up in a Buchanan County river on Friday. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says Mitch Thompson of Independence was traveling east on Otterville Boulevard when he lost control near the Otterville River Access. His car ran down a river embankment and into the Wapsipinicon River. Authorities say since the river was frozen, his vehicle was not submerged in the water. Thompson wasn’t hurt, but he was not able to get out of his car. The Jesup Fire Department was dispatched and helped him get out of his vehicle. (Photos courtesy of Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office)