One person is dead after Dallas emergency services received a 911 call about a car that had gone into the water at a local park on Tuesday night.
According to the story appearing on NBCDFW’s website, the incident happened when the emergency call was placed at approximately 9:18 P.M. on Tuesday, October 13.
Emergency crews with the Dallas Fire Department and the Dallas Police Department responded to the scene at William Blair Jr. Park, located in Rochester Street’s 3000 block in Dallas.
There they found a vehicle with a man and a woman inside in the lake.
A police spokesperson said in a statement that a 32-year-old female was driving the vehicle with a 37-year-old male passenger.
The woman allegedly drove her vehicle through a wood and wire fence and into the levy area. She then turned left, driving through two additional fencing lines, in an attempt to get back into the park. Instead, she drove her car through a grassy area toward the lake. Eventually, she drove her vehicle into the water, where it immediately began to submerge.
She managed to escape the vehicle and was helped back to the shore by first responders. The passenger remained trapped inside the submerged vehicle, but fire rescue crew members were able to free them from the vehicle and attempt life-saving measures. Both the driver and the passenger were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The male passenger was pronounced dead at the hospital. He has been identified as Andre Chandler.
The female driver in the case was found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol. She was placed under arrest and charged with intoxication manslaughter. Her identity was not released at the time of the report.
The fatal crash is currently under investigation.