Ohio woman drives car through guard rail into Lake Erie, officials say

Driver at local hospital being treated

Car in Lake Erie, Nov. 25, 2022 (Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno)

MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio – An Ohio driver took a splash as they drove their car into Lake Erie over the weekend.

According to the Mentor-on-the-Lake Fire Department, a woman was driving near Mentor Beach Park, 25 miles northeast of Cleveland, at the time of the incident. The department stated that first responders were contacted about the situation around 8 a.m. on Friday.

The Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Department stated that they discovered the vehicle drove through a guard rail located on a dead-end road. The police say the driver was in the water outside her vehicle when first responders arrived.

The driver was transported to a local hospital. Her condition is currently unknown.

Below are some photos from Ohio’s Lake County Sheriff’s Office.


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