Driver runs off road into Lake Palestine


POSTED: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 1:57pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 2:43pm

A driver ran off the road and into Lake Palestine early Wednesday afternoon.

It happened on Highway 155 South, near County Road 189 in Smith County just after 2:00 p.m.

Authorities with the Smith County Department of Public Safety tell KETK that the woman who was driving managed to get out of the vehicle.

Witnesses tell KETK crews on scene that the woman was leaving the area in a rush, and accidentally put the car in drive, rather than reverse.

The car went down the ramp and into the lake. It slowly drifted further into the water, until it was almost completely submerged.

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