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Search expands for man in water in Greene County

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    Greene County investigators expanded their search for man who reportedly drove a  car into the Black Warrior River nearly two weeks ago.

    Friday, Sheriff Joe Benison declared -Kevin Gray- a missing person and put up a $1000 reward for information leading to Gray.

    A scaled down water search will continue, while flyers are now going up  in both Birmingham and Huntsville  where  Gray disappeared with his wife before disappearing March 9th.

   Gray's brother Brian Smith says the two were distracted before they plunged into the water.  Smith swam out but says his brother did not.

    While sources tell ABC 33/40 that some family members question Smith's story, the brothers mother came out to his defense.  "He [Smith] is going to tell the truth.  He already told me what happened.  The only thing they're guilty of his getting in that car and trying that fast.  That killed my son and also took my other son," the mother said.

    The Sheriff declined to talk about the 'missing person' investigation but did indicate investigators are still trying to clear up facts leading to Gray's disappearance.