23-year-old found dead in American Fork River after apparent car crash

23-year-old found dead in American Fork River after apparent car crash. (File photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) An individual found a car early Friday morning that had crashed into the American Fork River. The driver, 23-year-old Nickolas Thayne of Pleasant Grove, was found dead inside the vehicle.

Thayne was last seen between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. His family reported him missing at 7 p.m.

It is unclear at this point whether Thayne died from the crash or from drowning. Autopsy results are still pending.

Authorities do not yet know how long the car had been in the river before it was discovered.

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