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UPDATE: Two adults, one child dead after driving into Monroe Lake



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Two adults and one child died Saturday night after driving into Lake Monroe. Their deaths are still being investigated by Indiana Conservation Officers.  Courtesy Photo

This story has been updated at 9:58 a.m. Aug.18

Two adults and one child died Saturday night after driving into Monroe Lake. Their deaths are still being investigated by Indiana Conservation Officers. 

Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle drive down the Paynetown State Recreation Area boat ramp and into the water around 10:30 p.m., according to a press release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The release said the driver called for help, but witnesses were unable to rescue the people in the vehicle before it submerged. 

The Monroe County Dive Team recovered the bodies of an adult male and female. A male child was rescued but died after arriving at IU Health Bloomington.

The adult male was later identified as Alejandro Hernandez-Huerta, 31, and the adult female as Estella Huerta, 67, according to an updated press release. Both were residents of Lawrence, Indiana.

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