UPDATE: Occupant found in submerged vehicle dead (PHOTOS)

/Earlene Frederick photo

The occupant of a vehicle found submerged in Brighton Saturday morning was dead.

From a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department news release:

At 1208 hours Deputies responded to County Highway B at State Highway 142 for report of a vehicle overturned in the marsh and submerged in water. The vehicle was found about 100 yards south of the intersection overturned facing north. The water depth was about 3 feet leaving the passenger compartment under water. Deputies broke out a window and did locate a deceased male subject inside the vehicle. Evidence at the scene indicates that the vehicle had been southbound on CTH B and continued through the intersection going over a berm and landing on the front end, causing the vehicle to flip onto its roof in the water. The caller who reported finding the vehicle said that they were out looking for their friend who was reported missing with the Racine County Sheriff earlier today. Deputies are attempting to make positive identification of the subject located in the vehicle. This investigation is currently ongoing.

/Earlene Frederick photo


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