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Woman's body recovered after vehicle drives into Longview Lake

Woman's body recovered from Longview Lake
Woman's body recovered from Longview Lake
Posted at 12:01 PM, Apr 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 17:59:59-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A search-and-rescue team recovered the body of a woman Saturday morning after she drove into Longview Lake the previous night.

Witnesses reported that a woman — identified Sunday as Gerran D. Stone, 22, of Raytown, in a Missouri State Highway Patrol boat/drowning incident report — was driving through the Longview Lake Marina at a high rate of speed, when her vehicle left the road and went into the lake.

Several witnesses jumped into the water in an attempt to save Stone, but those efforts were in vain. She reportedly was several hundred feet from shore.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputies and Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department crews took over search-and-rescue efforts along with the Lee's Summit Underwater and the Missouri State Highway Patrol rescue teams.

The submerged vehicle, a 2007 Ford Taurus, was recovered around midnight. Stone's body was pulled from the lake around 9 a.m. Saturday.

The investigation into the deadly incident continues.