One dead, one arrested after car crashes into lake in Daviess County

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – One person has died and one has been arrested after an accident in Daviess County where the vehicle crashed into a lake.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department was called to 1200 East, south of County Road 500 North just before 8:30 Thursday night. There, officers found a car in West Boggs Lake.

Officers say the car hit several cable barriers before crashing into the lake.

The passenger, Joyce D. Christmas of Loogootee, died from her injuries. The driver, Heather D. Christmas, was treated and released from the hospital.

Photo of Heather Christmas provided by Daviess County Jail
Photo of Heather Christmas provided by Daviess County Jail

Officials report she was then arrested and booked into the Daviess County Jail. She faces two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and a charge of negligent homicide.

The crash is still being investigated by the Indiana State Police reconstruction team.