Body found near Disalle Bridge after crash and fire, police investigate as suicide

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - One man is dead and police are investigating after a crash and fire Thursday morning.

According to an official with the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department, authorities responded to a crash on the Disalle Bridge before 4:00am. A witness tells investigators the driver appeared to attempt to drive off the bridge Thursday morning. Detectives tell 13abc this is likely a suicide.

Investigators found a 57-year-old man's ID card inside the vehicle, but he was not inside. They responded to his home and discovered it was on fire. Firefighters tell 13abc a dog died in that fire. No one else was hurt.

Dive team members later found the man's body in the Maumee River. Detectives are not releasing the person's name at this time, but have identified him as a 57-year-old man.

Stay with 13abc for updates.