ARCADIA – Police in central Indiana have recovered the body of a second driver who disappeared in a rain-swollen creek.
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryant Orem says the body of 42-year-old David Baker of Arcadia was recovered Sunday morning near where his truck sank in Cicero Creek about 30 miles north of Indianapolis.
Orem says Baker had called 911 early Saturday to report his truck was sinking in the creek. Searchers found the truck later Saturday, and family members rescued Baker’s dog, but the search for Baker was postponed because of hazardous conditions.
A second Arcadia man, 64-year-old Robert Morgan of Arcadia, died Friday night when his truck sank in the same creek.
Three to 5 inches of rain fell in central and northern Indiana on Thursday.
The National Weather Service said flooding will occur this week along the Wabash River, from the western Indiana city of Clinton to Vincennes.
It said the Wabash reached its highest level in 55 years at the town of Montezuma. The crest was approaching Clinton and will arrive at Terre Haute late today.
J.D. Kesler, deputy director of the Vigo County Emergency Management Agency, said late Sunday afternoon that water is topping some levees in the Terre Haute area but that the barriers haven’t failed. He said if the levees fail in some areas, evacuations will be necessary.
Major flooding is also forecast for the Tippecanoe River in northern Indiana. The weather service Sunday changed the flooding severity to major from moderate above Winamac and affecting Carroll, Pulaski and White counties. That includes the town of Monticello.
It said flood stage is 10 feet, but at 10 a.m. Sunday, the river was at 11.2 feet and rising.