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WFPD: unclear what caused man to drive car into Wichita River

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) - It's still unclear what caused a man to drive his car into the Wichita River Thursday morning.

It happened around 8 a.m. on Wellington Lane. That's where police said a pick up went off the road and down the embankment into the river

Officials said the driver was able to swim to safety before the truck completely submerged and floated a short distance down the river.

Thursday morning crews were unable to get the truck out because of the muddy banks and fast-moving water.

Police officers said they are unsure if the man dozed off, was distracted or there was some other reason he left the roadway.

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