MAPLEWOOD, Mo. — Police in Maplewood said a man was found dead Friday morning in a creek.
Maplewood and Shrewsbury police are investigating what happened before the man's SUV veered off Shewsbury Avenue and into a creek in the 3600 block of Big Bend Boulevard Thursday evening.
Maplewood police were called to the creek Friday at about 11 a.m. where they found a partially submerged SUV and the victim in the driver's seat.
The name of the victim, a man in his 60s, was not released pending notification of his family.
Surveillance video reviewed by police showed the vehicle driving westbound on Shewsbury Avenue on Thursday at about 6 p.m. The vehicle went off the road, through a parking lot and into the creek.
An autopsy will reveal the victim's cause of death. The water was 3- to 4-feet high when the vehicle was found, but may have been higher when the vehicle went into the creek. The man may have suffered a medical emergency.
The man was the only person in the vehicle.