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      3 found dead in submerged car near Johns Island

      Investigators say three people have been found dead in a car found submerged in the Stono River in Charleston County.

      JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Investigators say three people have been found dead in a car found submerged in the Stono River in Charleston County.

      Authorities said someone reported a wrecked car in the river at the state Highway 700 bridge near Johns Island around 7:45 a.m. Thursday.

      Rescuers found three bodies in the vehicle. Dive teams have been called to search the water around the car.

      Sheriff's deputies have not released any additional information.

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