Marshall University Student’s Body Recovered From River

BARBOURSVILLE–  Police in Barboursville say the body of a Marshall University student has been recovered in a river three days after he jumped over an Interstate 64 bridge following a crash.

Police Chief Mike Coffey tells media outlets that the state medical examiner’s office identified the body of 22-year-old Mitchell Higgins of Sistersville.

Police say Higgins was the driver of a car involved in an accident early Saturday near the I-64 Merritt Creek Exit in Barboursville. Police say Higgins then jumped from a bridge spanning the Guyandotte River. His body was found Tuesday.

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