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Police: Woman died after rescue from submerged car in pond

June 27, 2018

WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a woman died after being pulled unconscious from her submerged car in a pond near a vehicle dealership in central Iowa.

Police and firefighters were dispatched to the scene in Waukee around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. The woman was sent to a hospital after being rescued from the car, but police say she didn’t survive.

Police identified her as 38-year-old Shessla Whitlow. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Waukee fire Capt. Tomme Tysdal says she may have suffered a medical problem before her car ran into the detention pond, which is believed to be about 8 feet deep (less than 3 meters) in the middle.

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