Chevys don't float.
Just ask Michael T. Weathers Jr.
The 18-year-old from Evans slid into deep water at Euchee Creek on Thursday - and into hot water with his parents.
"First, I was scared," he said, standing next to Washington Road watching his four-month-old, customized Chevrolet pick-up being pulled out of the rain-swollen creek. "Then I was mad. Now, I'm glad it's out. Tonight, I'll be upset again."
Thursday afternoon, Weathers was mud-bogging in an area next to Euchee Creek. He said he tried to stop the full-size truck, but it slid into about six feet of water.
Michael T. Weathers Jr., 18, became stranded while he was four-wheeling along Euchee Creek at Washington Road and landed
himself and his truck in 6 feet of water.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
That was over the front section of the hood and deep enough to cause the truck to stall.
"I've had it long enough to put tires and wheels on it," he said, sitting in the bed of the partially-submerged truck.
Eventually, Weathers had to wade to shore, then back out to the truck to attach wrecker cables.
"It was pretty deep down there," he said, dripping wet. "I'm a little chilly."
After-school traffic - including friends who heckled as they passed - was backed up for more than a mile while crews worked to pull the truck out of the creek.
Weathers - who was charged with reckless driving - said he's taken the truck along the path before.
"It's the first time I've ever had that truck stuck," he said.
And probably the last. Water flowed into the engine and interior, most likely totaling the truck, officials at the scene said.
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