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1 dead after truck found in creek

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CRESCENT SRPINGS, KY (FOX19) - A body was found inside of a pick up truck after the vehicle was pulled from a creek Monday morning.

Just before 8 a.m., a passerby called 911 after seeing the truck overturned in a creek in the 1500 block of Amsterdam Road. When crews arrived, they pulled the truck out and found the remains of Joshua Smith, 28.

Water rescue crews also responded to the scene to locate any more possible victims, but no one was found.

Lt. Kevin Gilpin with the Erlanger Police Department says there is an indication that the truck had been there for some time, possibly as long as overnight.

The cause of death has not been determined. Police say Smith lives near the creek, but they aren't sure how his truck flipped.

Gilpin says police believe they know who the victim is, but aren't releasing his name until next of kin are notified.

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