Waterloo police have identified the man who was found dead in his car after the vehicle plunged into a river. Fifty-year-old Ronald Eugene Fluhr was found inside his 1997 Buick LeSabre after a seven-hour search Sunday afternoon.
Waterloo police say that Fluhr’s vehicle went off of the Conger Street Bridge and into the Cedar River a little after 12:40 Sunday. Rescue and recovery teams spent the rest of the afternoon trying to locate the vehicle, which was eventually pulled out the river a few minutes before nine o’clock last night.
Fluhr’s body was found inside the car and he was pronounced dead. Police have scheduled an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
By Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls