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Two dead after SUV fully submerges in water off boat ramp

Posted September 4

— Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed that two men died when an SUV became fully submerged after going off a boat ramp in Hardin County.

The accident occurred around 12:43 pm Saturday on State Highway 69 in Saltillo, TN.

Ritchie V. Weaver, 64, of Milledgeville and Ronnie K. Steele, 63, of Bethel Springs were traveling in a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer when the vehicle went off a boat ramp and into the water.

Weaver, the driver, is believed to have escaped the car, but drowned thereafter.

THP, as well as medical examiners, are still investigating the incident.

Stay with News 4 for updates on this story.

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