Police pull man’s body from water after car found crashed with no one inside

Police went to house where car was registered and found it on fire

Police pull man’s body from water after car found crashed with no one inside

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Crews pulled a body out of the Maumee River near the Disalle Bridge Thursday morning.

Police say the body is of a male.

Crews were called out to the DiSalle Bridge at southbound I-75 around 3 a.m. on reports of an injury crash. They found the car that hit a concrete barrier, but no one inside the vehicle.

Crews went to the home where the car was registered on Alvison Rd. and found the home on fire. Crews say that fire started around 2 a.m.

Police pulled the body from the river a short time later.

One firefighter says he believes the man tried to veer off the bridge. A witness called police and said she saw a car purposely try to drive over the wall.

Investigators are now trying to piece together what happened. Right now it is not clear what lead up to the crash or what caused the fire.

A coroner is headed to the scene.

Southbound I-75 at the DiSalle Bridge is clear to traffic this morning.

WTOL will update this story with more information on air and online as it comes into the newsroom.

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