Colorado man uninjured after his truck falls into Keystone Canal

KEITH COUNTY, Neb. Nebraska Public Power District says flows at Lake McConaughy are being reduced to help law enforcement locate a submerged vehicle in the Keystone Canal.

The Keith County Sheriff's Office says Shane Weaver of Greeley, Colorado was driving his Chevy Silverado along the canal around 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 9th.

He moved over to avoid hitting a deer, but his right tire sunk and pulled his truck into the canal.

Weaver was able to escape unharmed but his two dogs became trapped in the vehicle and died.

Nebraska Public Power District Canaday Water Systems and Renewable Energy Manager Charles Troya says there would be no fluctuation in reservoir levels as they are controlling them by not producing power with the hydro.

The plan is to remove the truck on Saturday or early next week.

NPPD and law enforcement officials advise the public if they do not need to be at the canal while the recovery process is ongoing, they would appreciate it as this will help ease and speed up the process.

The Keith County Sheriff's Office says Weaver's truck is registered in North Platte.