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Teen who died after driving into golf course lake identified

October 29, 2019 GMT

SHERMAN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 16-year-old girl who died when the vehicle she was driving crashed into a lake at a central Illinois golf course.

The State Journal-Register reports Tuesday that the Sangamon County coroner’s office identified the girl as Kaylee Mehochko of Quincy.

State police have said a preliminary investigation shows the vehicle drove into the water at the Rail Golf Course in Sherman on Sunday night. A passenger was able to swim to safety.

Fire department divers pulled Mehochko from the submerged vehicle. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

An autopsy performed Tuesday revealed no signs of trauma. The coroner’s office said the preliminary cause of death is drowning.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com