INDIANAPOLIS — A woman is dead after a car went into a pond on the east side early this morning.
IFD battalion chief Rita Reith said the car went into the water at 2:19 a.m. after having left the road near 34th and Shadeland. It jumped the bank and ended up 50-yards off the road and in a pond and sank into about seven feet of water.
“One person got out of the car on his own, an adult male, he was assisted at the embankment by bystanders,” Reith said. “But, there was a female driver who was unable to get out of the car.”
The Toyota RAV-4 rested at the bottom of the pond for only about a half-hour. Divers got the woman out of the car before pulling the car back to the surface. The woman was taken to IU Health Methodist where she was pronounced dead. She was identified Tuesday as 26-year-old Olinda Filomena Guevara.
“No one seems to know why the car left the road,” Reith said. “So, that’s the part where the IMPD, that’s part of their investigation. They’re going to be talking to several witnesses.”
Reith said that a couple of witnesses told firefighters that they saw the car go into the water but quickly left the scene. If anyone has any information you are urged to call Indianapolis Metro Police.
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