PHOTOS: Ohio Woman Plows Car Through Guard Rail Into Lake Erie

By Taylor Linzinmeir

November 28, 2022

High Angle View Of Car Drowning In Lake
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An Ohio woman drove her car into Lake Erie over the weekend, according to the Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Department.

The woman was driving near Mentor Beach Park, which is 25 miles northeast of Cleveland, at the time of the incident. According to the police department, she drove the vehicle through a guard rail at the end of Twilight Dive, traveled down a steep embankment and entered the waters of Lake Erie.

First responders were contacted about the situation at about 8 a.m. on Friday (November 25), according to the police department. When units arrived, the woman was still in the water, but she had managed to make it out of the vehicle. First responders from Mentor-on-the-Lake, Mentor and Grand River were able to pull the women from the lake, and she was then transported to Lake West Hospital. Her current condition is unknown at the time of this writing. In addition, exactly what led the woman to drive through the guard rail is unclear.

Mentor-on-the-Lake Police and Fire units responded to Twilight Dr. shortly after 8 a.m. this morning for a report of a...

Posted by Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Department on Friday, November 25, 2022

On Saturday (November 26), the Lake County Sheriff's Office assisted Bob's Towing in removing the vehicle from Lake Erie, according to Lake County Sheriff Frank Leonbruo and Lieutenant Larry Harpster. The task was completed without any incidents.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team assisted Bob’s Towing in retrieving a car which had been driven into Lake...

Posted by Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno on Saturday, November 26, 2022
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