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Man in Car Wreck Drowns

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Police say a Bloomington man drowned when trying to wade across a flooded road after his car wrecked on Indiana 157 in Greene County on Tuesday.

James L. Chambers was pronounced dead at the scene. The 77-year-old man’s death has been ruled an accidental drowning.

Chamber’s family reported him missing from his home on Monday. Family members told police Chamber’s was an Alzheimer’s patient.

A Greene County Sheriff Deputy found him at the accident scene on Tuesday.

Police say Chambers lost control of his car in high water and crashed into a utility pole head-on. Police believe he got out of his car to wade to higher ground and drowned.