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UPDATE: Names of victims in deadly Clark County crash released

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Two bodies were found in the Kentucky River in Clark County near a wrecked truck Sunday afternoon.

The married couple was found dead after their truck crossed over the roadway, landing halfway in the river off 4 Mile Road.

Those who knew the couple tell us they are still trying to wrap their heads around what happened.

Bruce Harrison, who lives in the area, tells us he was good friends with 64-year-old Henrietta and 65-year-old Carroll Dobbs.

Their bodies are the ones officials say Harrison helped pull out of the water.

"It's kind of sad because I gave them their last ride on the pontoon, and I know how much they loved this river and to see them laying there like that. The river will never be the same," said Harrison, who was good friends with the couple who died.

The couple was on their way home from a local hangout spot when the accident happened.

"Shooting pool drinking Ale 8's, so we know he wasn't drinking. They left early," said Harrison.

What exactly caused this accident is still being investigated. And Harrison says he just doesn't understand what went wrong.

"It's the strangest thing that he went off like that. We don't know if he got sick or maybe something happened or what," said Harrison.

We are told they were involved in the Two Mile Creekers Club with Henrietta being the treasurer.

"They're great people. The best people on the river probably. Everybody on the river hangs tight, and it's just a tragedy," said Harrison.

People living along 4 Mile Road say everyone in this area knew the couple. And they tell us they won't travel down this road again without thinking of them and how they died.

We just got off the phone with the Clark County coroner, who says the couple died of trauma from the accident.

Friends of the couple tell us they are planning to have a memorial service sometime soon.


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