Man In Severe Condition After Being Entrapped Under Water

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RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — A man involved in a one-vehicle collision is severely injured after being entrapped under water, according to authorities.

Capt. Philip Pevehouse of Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office said a man was driving a SUV along Highway 378 at the Rock Creek bridge in Scott County, but near the Sebastian County line, and for unknown reasons ran off the road and struck a pillar before flipping the vehicle into a culvert.

The man was entrapped for some time before being freed by first responders.

The driver’s name, condition, age and hometown haven’t been released at this time. After the man was freed, firefighters said he was unconscious but was breathing on a ventilator.

Pevehouse also said all fire rescue personnel from Sebastian County were sent to the scene.