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Rollover Driver Found After Overnight Search

Posted by wlpo on February 6, 2012

Have you ever watch anyone drive a car across the Vermilion River?  A man that triggered a river search and rescue Sunday night in Streator says he was just trying to cross the river.

Joseph Kmetz of Streator told the police that he drove to the canoe launch but couldn’t make it across because the river was higher than usual.

Before they found him though, a search effort lead by the Reading Fire Department was looking for him.

Kmetz was ticketed for causing ruts in a park area and was given a court date.  He and a 22 year old man from Chicago were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital as a precaution.

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