Driver dies when car plunges into river near Centerville

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CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a person has died when a car plunged into the Chariton River in southern Iowa.

The Appanoose County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called Monday morning when a car left Highway 5 north of Centerville and plunged into the river. The river was running high and the vehicle was submerged.

The Daily Iowegian newspaper reports it took about seven hours to pull the vehicle out of the river.

The driver of the car was still inside. The sheriff's office declined to identify the person until relatives could be notified.