FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Firefighters and divers in Fort Worth spent hours on a recovery effort after a truck traveling on North University Drive crashed into a concrete barrier and plunged into the Trinity River.
Initially Fort Worth Fire Department divers went in and determined the truck was submerged in about 10 feet of water.READ MORE: Dallas Police Officer Bryan Riser Arrested, Charged With 2 Counts Capital Murder
A heavy-duty tow truck was brought in and eventually lifted the truck to higher ground. It was then that the bodies of two adult males were discovered inside the vehicle.
The victims have since been identified as Raul Torres Reyna, 22, and Raymundo Luna, 23. It hasn’t been determined if the wet weather was a factor in the crash. Police are still investigating.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment?
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Fire crews arrived to find a civilian in the water attempting to find a vehicle that left the roadway and landed in the Trinity River. FWFD Dive team located the vehicle and with the assistance of a heavy duty tow… https://t.co/dIklrVBx19
— Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) January 17, 2020
A witness who saw the truck go over the bridge actually went into the cold water to try and help, but couldn’t find the victims. That person was treated at the scene for hypothermia.