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OHP: Woman drowns after driving around high water sign in Payne County

Posted at 10:45 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 23:55:18-04

STILLWATER, Okla. — An unidentified woman has died after she ignored a high water sign near Perkins, which trapped her in a submerged car for 45 minutes, a report says.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says in its incident report the woman was northbound on Perkins Road just south of State Highway 33 about 5 p.m. on Tuesday. She drove around a high water sign and into water that was across the road.

The vehicle was carried off the east side of the road and into 10 feet of water, OHP says.

It took Stillwater Fire Department 45 minutes to recover the vehicle.

The cause of the incident is listed as failure to obey traffic control signs or device. An investigation is pending.

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