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SUV plunges into Johnston County river

Posted July 24, 2012 5:34 p.m. EDT
Updated July 25, 2012 5:26 a.m. EDT

— An SUV plunged into a river on Old Dam Road near Selma Tuesday afternoon as summer storms deluged roads with heavy rainfall, authorities said.

A 24-year-old woman, her mother and two toddlers were inside the SUV when it hydroplaned on a bridge, causing the driver to lose control, crash into a guardrail and land in the river.

No one was injured, but the vehicle was a total loss.

The state Highway Patrol reopened the road early Wednesday after state Department of Transportation ran safety checks on the bridge.

No other information was released.