Car crashes in local creek, ice a contributor

A father and his two daughters are safe but shaken after their car landed upside down in a creek in Benton around 11:30 Saturday morning. Marshall County Emergency Management Director Frank Murphy says it happened at 14th street and Valley Road.

The family was stuck inside the car when Murphy arrived to the scene. He says he was able to break out the back window to get them out safely. All family members are said to be in good condition, but two pets who were in the car are missing. Animal Control is looking for their dog and their cat.

Murphy says icy road conditions contributed to the crash. It took emergency responders about three hours to remove the car from the creek.

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