At approximately 7:52 PM on November 30th, 2018, Officers of the Decatur Police Department responded to a traffic crash that occurred near the intersection of N. Country Club Rd. and E. Cantrell St.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that a mid-size SUV had left the roadway to the south into a grassy area surrounding the lake. The SUV continued its path and ultimately overturned and became submerged in the lake. It was discovered that three individuals were trapped in the overturned and submerged vehicle.
With combined rescue efforts of multiple agencies, all three individuals were extricated from the vehicle. All three were transported by Decatur Ambulance to local hospitals. The driver was identified as a 21 year old male Decatur resident. There were two children ages 8 and 11 that were back seat passengers.
The 21 year old man sustained life threatening injuries as a result of the crash and later succumbed to his injuries. The children also sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Members of the Fatal Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene. East bound and West bound traffic was completely shut down in the 3800 block of E. Cantrell for approximately 4 ½ hours.