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Accident sends car into East Texas lake

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The driver of the vehicle says she accidentally put the car into drive instead of reverse and drove into the lake The driver of the vehicle says she accidentally put the car into drive instead of reverse and drove into the lake
Crews are trying to figure out how to retrieve the SUV from the lake. Crews are trying to figure out how to retrieve the SUV from the lake.
HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Emergency crews responded to an accident Wednesday afternoon at Lake Palestine.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark, troopers are assisting local fire crews at the scene of an accident involving a vehicle that went into Lake Palestine. The vehicle, an SUV, is almost entirely submerged in the water at this time.

The driver of the vehicle says she accidentally put the car into drive instead of reverse and drove into the lake. She made it out of the car without injury and swam to shore.

The Noonday Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene. Crews are trying to figure out how to retrieve the SUV from the lake. 

The accident is at the intersection of Highway 155 and County Road 189 in Smith County.

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