Woman Dies After Driving Car Into Lake

Car crashes through railing, into Lake George

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013  |  Updated 10:01 PM CDT
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Woman Dies After Driving Car Into Lake

Emergency responders pull the car out of Lake George.

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A Valpraiso, Ind., woman died from her injuries after driving her car into Hobart's Lake George Wednesday afternoon.

It happened at about 2:30 p.m. at 66 Main Street in Hobart.

Witnesses say the woman, identified as 83-year-old Shirley J. Gronlund, drove her car down a walkway along the lakefront and crashed through a metal railing into the lake.

Officers arrived shortly afterward and called for a police diver who broke the passenger window and removed the unconscious driver from the vehicle.

Gronlund was treated at the scene and transferred to a local hospital where she later died.

The police diver injured his hand during the attempted rescue, but was treated and released from the hospital.

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