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Posted on: February 3, 2018

Traffic Fatality at Bonnabel Boat Launch

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Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports that at approximately 4:05pm today, our deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle crash at the Bonnabel Boat Launch.  Witnesses reported that the vehicle was fully submerged at the end of the launch.

Good Samaritans in the area went into the water and attempted to rescue the driver, but were unable to remove him from the vehicle.  Members of the Eastbank Consolidated Fire Department arrived at the location and were able to pull the vehicle from the water and extricate the driver.  The driver, a 65-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital.  He was later pronounced dead.  

The driver’s cause of death and the manner of the accident remain under investigation.    Foul play is not suspected in any way.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending the notification of next-of-kin.

Lieutenant Jason Rivarde
Public Information Officer

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