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Driver's body found day after crashing into pond near Balsam Lake

The crash was reported early Sunday and the body was found Monday evening.
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A motorist was killed in a single-vehicle crash in western Wisconsin on Sunday, with the driver's body found on Monday. 

On Sunday morning, around 6:40 a.m. authorities were alerted to a vehicle in a pond in the area of Hwy. 46 near the intersection of 150th Ave. in rural Balsam Lake. The Polk County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene and found a Jeep SUV submerged, with only the vehicle's roof above the water. 

The driver's door was open but there was no sign of the driver. 

Around 9:30 a.m. Monday, the driver of the Jeep still hadn't returned home, prompting the a search of the pond utilizing a remote-controlled underwater vehicle from the Wisconsin DNR Game Wardens. 

The driver's body was found in the pond – about 10-15 feet from the vehicle – at approximately 6:30 p.m. 

The identity of the victim has not been released and the crash remains under investigation. 

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