Divers recover stolen truck from lake after crash
SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) – Dive teams recover stolen truck from lake after crash.
According to Sumner County Undersheriff Mike Westmoreland at around 1:04 a.m. Tuesday, Sumner County Sheriff Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle west of Oxford on US 160 highway for traffic violations.
The suspect vehicle refused to stop, deputies pursued the vehicle east into Cowley County, back into Sumner County and eventually into Sedgwick County where the driver crashed into a privately owned lake around the area of 63rd and Hydraulic.
Responding deputies and officers searched the area for the subject in the truck, but could not locate anyone at the time. Later in the morning, a woman was found completely drenched at the golf course in the area.
After questioning, it was determined she was in the vehicle along with three other men. The vehicle was described as a 2004 Ford F-250. Deputies learned that the truck was stolen out of Blackwell, Oklahoma and was removed from the lake Tuesday evening.
Agencies assisting during the pursuit were the Kansas Highway Patrol, Cowley County Sheriff’s Office, Belle Plaine Police Department, Haysville Police Department, and the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office.
Agencies assisting in the recovery of the vehicle were the Sedgwick County Fire Department, Wichita Fire Department and Augusta Department of Safety Dive Teams.
The investigation is ongoing.
SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) – Divers are attempting to pull a truck from a lake after a crash near the area of 63rd and Hydraulic.
According to Sumner County Undersheriff Mike Westmoreland, at around 1 a.m. Tuesday, Sumner County deputies attempted to make a traffic stop near Oxford. The driver of the vehicle led deputies on a nearly hour-long chase.
The truck drove through a wooded area and into a lake on private property.
“The deputies actually lost him in this wooded area here. And we’re searching for and saw the tracks. And they went to the edge of the water there and noticed the vehicle, you can see the lights in the water from the truck,” said undersheriff Mike Westmoreland.
Westmoreland says they later found a woman completely drenched at the golf course in the area. She told deputies she was in the truck with three other people, those people have not yet been found. Officers believe those individuals fled the scene.
Westmoreland also told KAKE News that the truck was reported stolen from Oklahoma.