UINTAH COUNTY (News4Utah) – Uintah County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation after the discovery of a car in the Green River.
Sheriff’s deputies responded on Friday on the report of a car in the river about four miles south of Highway 40 on Redwash Road.
The car appeared to have rolled off an embankment and into the river.
The Uintah County search and rescue dive team was called to help deputies search for possible victims, but no one was found. Investigators eventually determined no one was in the car when it went into the river.
Investigators said the vehicle had been purposely launched into the river in what is believed to be a “staged event” by the vehicle’s owner.
The owner has been cooperating with deputies about the incident. The investigation is still ongoing.