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Driver dies a day after car goes into river

June 4, 2013

A Marietta man who drove his car into the Muskingum River Sunday died Monday morning at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Elvin H. Schenkel, 79, of 103 Nelson Ave....

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Jun-04-13 4:07 PM

My heart goes out to this man's family. I'm not sure why the article had to mention that witness statements indicated suicide. No one can know what was going through that man's mind. May he rest in peace.

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Jun-04-13 6:49 PM

It is very unfortunate all the way around, but commendations to the alert witnesses and the rescue team.

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Jun-05-13 8:30 AM

8 minutes from call to rescue. That's pretty amazing Marietta Fire Dept. I'd trust you guys with my life any day. Great Job! So sad the outcome wasn't any better. Prayers for the family and rescuers.

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