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Man Who Died When SUV Plunged Into Poudre River Identified

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– The man who was killed when the SUV he was riding in plunged into the Poudre River Tuesday, has been identified.

The Larimer County Coroner ruled that Robert Weddle of Radford, Virginia, died from multiple trauma in the crash. His death was also determined to be an accident.

Weddle, 35, was the passenger in the SUV when it plunged into the Poudre River sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. Tuesday. Weddle was not wearing a seatbelt. His body was found in the river about 100 feet away from where the SUV ended up.

The crash happened on Highway 14 not far from Ted’s Place.

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A passerby noticed the car in the river around 5:50 a.m. It wasn’t clear why the vehicle hurtled into the river, according to the Poudre Fire Authority.

The driver of the SUV survived the crash. The 40-year-old man is also from Virginia. He has not been identified.

He was rushed by helicopter to the Medical Center of the Rockies. His condition is unknown but he was awake and talking with State Troopers on scene.

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