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Van rolls into Etowah River, spider may be to blame

May 20, 2019–7:40 a.m.

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According to Georgia State Patrol reports, a trooper was dispatched to an incident at the Etowah River at the Neel’s Landing Boat Launch in Kingston.

A young lady was backing her Kia van down the boat ramp, preparing to put her kayak in the river.

She stated that a spider jumped in her lap, at which point she jumped out of the van.

The van rolled into the river. She stated that it floated downstream a few feet and within seconds, it was totally submerged.

A passerby in a boat attempted to locate the van, but without success. Her insurance company will try to get a dive team to locate the van and tow it out.

The report is not complete

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