NJ woman drowns after making wrong turn, driving into creek, authorities say
A 60-year-old woman drowned after making a wrong turn and driving her car into a creek in Carneys Point, according to published reports.
The woman, whose name has not yet been released, had been at a family gathering at the Salem County Sportsmen's Club Saturday night, and left between 8 p.m. and midnight, Carneys Point Police Lt. Michael Colletti told NJ Advance Media.
The woman's car, a Mazda 626, was found floating in Game Creek near the club's boat ramp. The discovery was made Sunday by a club member between 10:30 and 11 a.m., Colletti told the website. Police believe the woman made a wrong turn while attempting to get back to U.S. Route 40, and instead drove onto the club's boat ramp and into the water, NJ Advance Media reported.
Rescue units and a dive team found the woman's body in the vehicle and pulled her from the water, the article states.
The case remains under investigation. Police and members of the club could not immediately be reached for comment Sunday afternoon.
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