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Man found dead near flooded roadway in Ashland CountySubmitted: 06/18/2018
Man found dead near flooded roadway in Ashland County
Story By Newswatch 12 Team

ASHLAND COUNTY - Police believe a man died because of flooding in Ashland County. 

First responders found Thomas Koeper, 75, of Mason, Wisconsin near his truck in the Township of White River. 


A 911 call came in around 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning for a pickup truck in the ditch on County Trunk E just south of County Trunk C. 

The roadway was completely flooded at the time. 

Police found the truck empty and driver side door open. 

The water on the driver's side ditch was about 6-8 feet deep. 

Volunteers from the Marengo Fire Department and the Ashland County Sheriff's Office searched the area. 

They found Koeper's body about 60 feet from the truck.

The incident is still under investigation. 


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