Decatur Police Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of S. Franklin St, Tuesday night, Oct. 15 at approximately 9:32 p.m. in reference of a motor vehicle accident where a vehicle had left the roadway and entered the lake. Initial investigation revealed that a vehicle was traveling south in the 1200-1300 block of S. Main St. approaching the bridges when it left the east side of the roadway and went into the lake. The vehicle and an occupant were completely submerged in the lake. The occupant was identified as Tabatea D. Pratt, 18, a resident of Decatur. She was deceased on the scene. At this point in the investigation, it has not been determined if alcohol is a factor in the accident. An autopsy is scheduled for later this afternoon.
Members of the Fatal Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene and are investigating the crash.