September 22, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Vehicle in Lake Reveals Fatality Accident

At 4:54 p.m., Springfield Police Department and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 2700 block of south Skyline for a vehicle in the lake. When police and fire personnel arrived the vehicle was almost completely submerged in the lake. The Springfield Fire Department was able to pull the vehicle to the edge of the lake. The driver was deceased inside the vehicle.

From the preliminary investigation, it appears the vehicle was south bound on Skyline when it veered to the left and ran off the road into the lake.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Josephine A. Luther, 06/17/37, W/F. Luther’s immediate family has been notified.

The accident is still under investigation.

SPD Case Number: 12-40243
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. Scott Umbarger

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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