7-month-old and uncle killed when truck rolls into river

Author: Associated Press
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DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) – Authorities have found the body of a 7-month-old boy who was missing after a pickup truck rolled into a Tampa Bay-area river.

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Melanie Snow said the body of Elijah Wilson was found Monday morning not far from where the truck sank Sunday evening.

Authorities say Elijah was being held by his uncle in the bed of the parked truck when the vehicle rolled into the Withlacoochee River in Dade City.

According to the sheriff’s office, 46-year-old Jeffery Stock tried to escape the sinking truck, but he was pulled underwater. His body was found Sunday pinned beneath the truck.

Lt. Mike Jenkins told the Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/1DozcMl ) that Stock and other relatives had parked alongside the river for a picnic after a nearby park closed.

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