Body Recovered in the Kings River Identified as Reedley Man

Body Recovered in the Kings River Identified as Reedley Man

FRESNO COUNTY - FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. -- A sad ending in the search for a missing Reedley man.

An SUV was pulled out of the Kings River on Thursday night with the body of 28 year old Samuel Duran. 

The crash happened near Manning and Kings River Road.  Cranes hoisted a Nissan Xterra out of the Kings River on Thursday night 

Deputies said the SUV was found completely submerged under water. 

"At 4 pm two kayakers traveling down the Kings River came upon a submerged Nissan Xterra," said Greg Makel, CHP. 

CHP officers confirm the car belonged to a missing 28 year old Hispanic man. He was from Reedley.

His family reported him missing on Sunday. 

Police said the man was driving south on Kings River Road when the crash happened. 

"The vehicle made an abrupt turning movement to the left and veered off the roadway and launched approximately 100-150 feet down into Kings River," said Makel.  

Police are still investigating what caused the crash. If you have any information you are asked to call CHP. 
 


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