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Man dies when dump truck lands in Iowa River

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A dump truck driver has died after his vehicle fell into the Iowa River in Iowa City.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a truck that had overturned in the river Monday morning.

Officials say they recovered a body from inside the truck.

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Steve Dolezal said the crash happened on an unpaved access road that was mostly mud because of recent rainfall.

Dolezal said the department is in the early stages of an investigation.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of the man’s death.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen says the name of the driver has not been released pending notification of his family.

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