At about 9:28 p.m. on Wednesday night the Stanton Sheriff’s office responded to a U-Haul and Camper that had been washed off the roadway on 559 Avenue about 5 miles northeast of Creston with both occupants still trapped inside with water running into the cab of the truck.
Contact was made with the male and female occupants at the scene using cell phones and both occupants advised they were not injured, other than being wet and cold. Both occupants were rescued about one and half hours after they were washed off the roadway from inside the truck cab by members of the Sheriff’s office,
Stanton and Madison Fire using a large fire truck to travel in the running water that completely covered 559th avenue up to three feet in depth. The northbound U-Haul truck was tilted on its side in deeper water in the west ditch with the camper also washed completely off the road as well.
Both occupants, Michael Fowler, 27, and Amanda Rivera, 45, were transported by ambulance to FRHS for treatment of possible hypothermia. Norfolk Fire also responded with a water rescue team to the area. Several spots in the area ditches were filled with more than five feet of water. Travel had not been recommended on all county roads earlier in the day.