Body recovered from central Lubbock playa lake after vehicle pulled from water

Body recovered from central Lubbock playa lake after vehicle pulled from water
Investigation continues after a vehicle was found in the playa lake at Miller Park. (Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Lubbock Fire Rescue Dive Team pulled a body from a central Lubbock playa lake late Monday morning. Officials with the Lubbock Police Department say the person pulled from the playa lake was the driver of the vehicle found sinking in the water early Sunday morning.

Just before 5 a.m. Sunday, police were called to south Loop 289 between Quaker and Indiana Avenue for a car in a body of water. Once there, crews found a white passenger vehicle sinking about 60 feet out into the lake.

Emergency crews pulled a car with its lights on from the lake at Miller Park early Sunday morning, but police say the driver was not found. Lubbock Fire Rescue crews went back to the playa lake Monday and scanned the water, searching for any evidence relating to the vehicle in the water.

They were only out there a few minutes when the LFR Dive Team found the body. The body was discovered around Noon.

Police officials have identified the person as to be 45-year-old Lynn Hand. Officials say next of kin has been notified.

The case is under investigation by the Major Crash Investigations Unit.

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