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Pickup Has Close Call With River

Driver Being Questioned By Jacksonville Police

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The driver of a small pickup truck had a very close call with the St. Johns River early Saturday morning.

Boaters spending the night at the River City Marina, near Friendship Fountain, on the Southbank of Jacksonville said they woke up to find the truck teetering from the Riverwalk onto the dock. They said they saw the suspected driver, a woman who appeared to be in her mid-20s, standing beside the truck.

The woman appeared to have driven the truck through Friendship Park and onto the Riverwalk in front of the marina, turning a very narrow corner, just inches away from the river. The truck had scratches from apparently being involved in another collision.

Channel 4 asked the driver what happened, but she declined to comment.

"I don't want to talk about it," said the driver.

It took hours, two tow trucks and nearly a dozen people to remove the truck. The owner of one of the towing companies said it was a very unique and difficult job to do. Crews finally removed the vehicle around 12:15 p.m.

Several officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, including two from the marine unit, responded to the scene.

They questioned the suspected driver of the truck, but said the investigation is on-going.