HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) The Henderson County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the person pulled from the Ohio River Friday night.

According to police, Lonny Sparks, 64, of Henderson, drove his minivan into the water near the Second Street Boat Ramp around 7:30 that night. Witnesses say they didn’t hear anyone calling for help from inside the vehicle.

Officials are still investigating why Sparks drove into the river.

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(This story was originally published on December 14, 2020)