One Dead After Car Goes Into Boggs Lake

Posted on February 17th, 2017

A vehicle went off of St. Mary’s Road into West Boggs Lake last resulting in one death and one arrest.

Daviess County authorities were called to the scene at 8:30 p.m. where a car was almost totally submerged in the water. Officers saw someone in the vehicle and retrieved Joyce D. Christmas. She was taken to Daviess Community Hospital and later pronounced dead by the Daviess County Coroner.

It was determined the car was driven by 39-year-old Heather D. Christmas. For an unknown reason she drove off of St. Mary’s Road south of County Road 500 North, ran over cable barriers and went into the water. After she was treated at Daviess Community Hospital she was arrested for involuntary manslaughter and two counts of operating while intoxicated including operating while intoxicated with a controlled substance.

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