COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City woman died Sunday night after her vehicle went into Shriner Lake.

Emergency personnel were called to the scene at about 9:30 p.m., and the Thorncreek Township Dive Team was deployed.
According to a report by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle driven by Juanita Kilgore, 69, of Park Drive in Columbia City, was traveling eastbound on South Center Street at Tri-Lakes when her vehicle went off the roadway and into the water.
Despite efforts to rescue Kilgore, she was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle was towed out of the water.
The crash investigation is being handled by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.
Other agencies that assisted included the Thorncreek Township Fire Department, Churubusco Police Department, Parkview EMS and Indiana Conservation Officers.