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Vehicle Submerged in Tank at Corpus Christi Water Treatment Plant

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Corpus Christi Police and the City Water Department are trying to determine how to recover a red pickup truck submerged in a pond at the O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant.

Police say the driver of the truck was traveling along the 13100 block of Hearn Road and crashed through the fence at the water plant and then ran up the embankment and into a holding tank. City officials say drinking water has not been contaminated and there is no danger to the public, however they are continuing to monitor the tank.

The Corpus Christi Police Dive Team is being called in to assess the vehicle. Officials tell us they will bring in a crane to lift the vehicle out of the tank. Crews say if they try to drag it out, the vehicle would damage the holding tank.

Police were notified about the accident at around 4:30AM. According to police, the person who called it in was unable or unwilling to meet officers at the scene. The driver has not been located.

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