"We lived here 40 years and we've never seen nothing like that," says Ricky Priddy. He sees people fishing at Rochester Dam each morning, and, sometimes, a wreck.
"There was a red Trans-Am come around the curb one time and almost went over, but it didn't go over," he recalls.
But for him, this was unusual. A truck, driven by David Tabb, 36, ending up in the water just above Rochester Dam around 7:20 AM Monday. Tabb had minor injuries, his passenger wasn't hurt.
"It's just a bad incident this morning," Priddy says. "They were fortunate to go over and not get killed."
"One of the things that made it so treacherous is that the water in the river was a little high for this time of year and there's a lot of current in the river and the truck was in very swift water," says Sheriff Curtis McGehee. "I'm a little surprised that the swiftness didn't push the truck over the dam."
He says the driver's story , like the accident itself, was a little unusual.
"He stated to us initially he met a car and that he slid off the road, but the story, to me did not add up," McGehee says. "There wasn't any skid marks. It appeared he just drove across the parking lot and drove off the bank."
Deputies say they later found meth on Tabb in an unusual place.
"I understand the deputies say it was hiding under his wrist band," McGehee says.
Tabb was taken to the Muhlenberg County Detention Center. His passenger isn't facing any charges at this time.