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Fayetteville man dead after crash in Texas, missing wife's body found miles away

The man's body was found Saturday afternoon after a car crash. His wife's body was found Sunday afternoon, several miles downstream.

SHERMAN, Texas — Search crews in Sherman, Texas, have found the body of a missing Fayetteville woman several miles away from where her husband was killed in a car crash on Saturday, January 11.

According to the Sherman Police Department, Evan and Sarah Nuessner were traveling from Fayetteville to McKinney, Texas, but failed to arrive. Police received a welfare check call about the couple who were last known to be going through Sherman in a gray Ford Edge the previous night.

On Saturday at 11 a.m., police were alerted about a car crashed in a culvert on North Highway 75 near Washington Street in Sherman that matched the description of the vehicle the couple was traveling in.

When officers arrived on the scene, the body of 26-year-old Evan Nuessner was located inside the crashed car, but 26-year-old Sarah Nuessner was not found.

Local authorites then went on a large scale recovery effort to find Sarah.

Her body was located Sunday morning, Jan. 12, at 11:00 a.m. by search crews in Post Oak Creek several miles downstream from the location of the crash.

Details surrounding the incident and the cause of the accident are under investigation.

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