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Body of woman recovered from SUV in water

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A woman has died after an SUV ran into some water in New Madrid County.

Trooper Clark Parrott with the Missouri Highway Patrol says one body was recovered from inside a vehicle in some water off of Route P in New Madrid County.

The vehicle was heading east on Route P when it ran off road, hit a bridge, careened into a drainage ditch, and landed on its top in the water.

Investigators say two highway patrol troopers dove into the water and pulled 53 year-old Melissa Hunter out of the vehicle.  They tried to resuscitate Hunter, but were unsuccessful.

There was a child seat in the vehicle, but there has been no sign of a child.  Emergency crews searched the ditch for another person.  It is not believed that a passenger was in the vehicle, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

It happened near a levee area just east of the 52 mile marker.

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NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – A woman is dead after her car ran off the road into a water filled drainage ditch.

The accident happened near mile marker 57 on Route P in New Madrid County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the SUV was heading east on Route P when it ran off the road, hit a bridge, and then went into a water filled drainage ditch.

Two Highway Patrol troopers dove into the water, pulled her from her car and tried to resuscitate her, but were unsuccessful.

Police say there was a child seat in the SUV, but there was no sign of a child. Emergency crews searched the ditch for another person, but it's not believed that a passenger was in the vehicle.

The name of the woman has not been released at this time.

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