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One person died after an SUV traveled into a small body of water in Grand Tower

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One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning in Jackson County.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department reports an S-U-V ran off the road on Highway 3 near Ragweed Lane in Grand Tower around 1 a.m.

It traveled through a field and into a small body of water.

The passenger escaped from the vehicle and ran to a nearby residence to call 9-1-1.

Fire crews on the scene requested help. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office boat team and MABAS dive team located the vehicle and removed it from the water.

The driver of the recovered vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the driver is being withheld pending the notification of family.

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