FRANKFORT, Ind. — A person was pulled from a submerged vehicle in Frankfort, Indiana, Sunday evening.
According to a Facebook post from the Frankfort Police Department, officers responded to the Frankfort Lagoons at approximately 5:11 p.m. on a report of a submerged vehicle. When police arrived at the scene, they determined that one individual successfully got out of the vehicle.
Per FPD officials, however, one person still remained trapped in the car. Officers and Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputies entered the water to attempt to rescue the trapped individual.
FPD indicated that Frankfort firefighters eventually extracted the trapped person. The person — who officials ultimately determined was the driver of the car — was transported to IU Health Frankfort Hospital.
In an update sent on Monday, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources reported that the driver, who has been identified as 49-year-old Maria Lopez of Frankfort, was transferred from IU Frankfort to IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette in critical condition.
The crashed vehicle was recovered from the water by DNR divers Monday morning.
FPD has indicated that the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is leading the investigation of the incident.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.