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Sheriff: Body found inside car located in ravine on US 51 near Wickliffe, KY

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WICKLIFFE, KY (KFVS) -

The Ballard County Sheriff has confirmed that a body has been found inside a car that was found in a ravine along the US 51 Levee near Wickliffe, Ky.

Mowers working along the US 51 levee found the car.

According to the Ballard County Coroner, Robert Heflin, 43, of Mayfield was found in the car

The cause of death is still pending.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the investigation was restricting traffic on US 51 between Wickliffe & the Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge.

The road is back open now.

The vehicle apparently ran off the road several days ago into the ravine, according to KYTC.

Investigators are now trying to figure out what happened.

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