By Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

CUMBERLAND, Va. (AP) - Two teenage sisters have been found dead after their car ran off the road and into the Willis River, swollen from recent heavy rain.

News outlets report that 16-year-old Michaela B. Woodson and 14-year-old Tyauna D. Woodson were on their way to Cumberland High School on Wednesday morning when their car veered off the road at a river crossing and was swept away.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that a bumper and license plate were found on a bridge, raising concern that a vehicle had fallen into the river. The car was not immediately visible to first responders.

State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says divers found the vehicle about 2 p.m. She said Michaela Woodson was driving.

The crash remains under investigation.

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