Flaming SUV plunges into Ohio River, driver rescued by barge

Police are investigating after witnesses saw a vehicle on fire plunged into the Ohio River.Louisville Metro police responded to the Cox Park boat ramp around 5 am on Monday. Witnesses told police after the SUV went into the river, and the man got out. Police later confirmed he made it to land and is alive. They said he was rescued by a barge near Eva Bandman Park, about 2.5 miles downstream, and was taken to UofL Hospital with minor injuries.The SUV was pulled from the water around 11 amNo further details were immediately available.

Police are investigating after witnesses saw a vehicle on fire plunge into the Ohio River.

Louisville Metro police responded to the Cox Park boat ramp around 5 am on Monday.

Witnesses told police after the SUV went into the river, and the man got out.

Police later confirmed he made it to land and is alive. They said he was rescued by a barge near Eva Bandman Park, about 2.5 miles downstream, and was taken to UofL Hospital with minor injuries.

The SUV was pulled from the water around 11 am

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No further details are immediately available.

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