Car crashes into Fraser’s Lake PP |

Car crashes into Fraser’s Lake PP

photo courtesy of George Szczerba

FRASER – At approximately 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, a vehicle containing one occupant left U.S. Highway 40 while traveling westbound through Fraser, traveled across an access road and grassy area, and missing a metering building, entered one of the augmentation lakes. A witness stopped, entered the water, removed the driver and helped her to shore. On arrival of fire, police and rescue, the driver and citizen rescuer were up on the highway. The female driver was assisted to Grand County Ambulance and transported for evaluation. The vehicle was initially still on the surface but quickly submerged. Upon arrival of additional East Grand Fire units, firefighters wearing surface rescue and dive suits entered the water to secure and search the vehicle. Fraser/Winter Park police investigated the accident and when they were finished East Grand Fire assisted Hilly’s Wrecker Service in recovering the submerged vehicle by diving and hooking tow cables up.

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