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GOODING -- Idaho State Police say a 67-year-old Gooding man was found dead in a submerged SUV in a canal Sunday morning.

Police and firefighters responded around 10:15 a.m. to the area of 800 7th Avenue West in Gooding. They found a maroon 1998 GMC Yukon in the canal.

Inside the SUV, firefighters retrieved the body of James D. Singer.

A preliminary investigation shows Singer left a nearby school yard and drove into the canal. It is unclear what caused him to drive into the water.

The incident remains under investigation.

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