Waterbury PD: 22-year-old woman dies after being found inside submerged car in Lakewood Lake

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WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A woman has died after being found inside a submerged car in Lakewood Lake early Sunday morning.

Crews were called to Lakewood Road at Massachusetts Avenue at 3:48 a.m. on the report of a vehicle fully submerged in the water of Lakewood Park.

Police say dispatch was notified of the vehicle in the water by a utility company worker that was working on a pole involving a power outage.

Region 5 Five Team responded to the incident and located an unresponsive female inside a black Honda Civic. The victim was transported to an area hospital and shortly after was pronounced deceased.

The victim was identified Monday as 22-year-old Yamiles Vazquez, of Waterbury.

Photo Credit: Bantam Fire Company

Crews removed the Civic from the water and determined that there were no other victims.

The incident remains under investigation by the Waterbury Police Departments Crash Reconstruction Unit. Police are working to determine the cause of the vehicle going into the water.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Waterbury Police Department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit at (203) 346-3975.

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