Montgomery woman dies after being swept over lake dam
Montgomery, AL – - The Lee County coroner's office says a
Montgomery woman who died after washing over the dam at Chewacla
State Park has been identified.
The coroner's office identifies the victim as 19-year-old
Jessica Simmons. Officials say they're treating her death on
Saturday as an accident but are continuing their investigation.
Auburn police and others searched a rain-swollen creek below the
dam for two hours after Simmons was swept away before finding her
about 50 yards downstream.
The coroner's office says she was airlifted to East Alabama
Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m. after
hospital personnel spent 40 minutes trying to revive her.