Man found dead in American Fork River identified

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (News4Utah) - An investigation is underway after police say a Pleasant Grove man was found dead in the American Fork River.

According to the Lone Peak Police Department, someone called them just before 7:00 p.m. Thursday to report the incident.

When police arrived to the scene, they found the body of 23-year-old Nickolas Thayne inside a BMW.

Police tell News4Utah that it’s unclear what caused the vehicle to leave the road and fall into the water.

Thayne was reported missing by his friends Thursday night before the crash.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available. 

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