OR man found dead in truck in water-filled ditch

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DALLAS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say the body of a 22-year-old Dallas, Ore., man was found in his upside-down pickup truck that landed in about five feet of water in a ditch alongside a highway west of Salem.

State police Sgt. Craig Ball says a trooper spotted the wheels of the truck sticking out of the water Thursday morning.

Emergency workers turned the truck over and found the body of Cody McDaniel.

The death is under investigation. A winter storm had hit the area and investigators found tire tracks leading from the snow- and ice-covered highway into the water.

Oregon Highway 22 was closed for several hours.