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Woman Plunges Car into Lake Michigan

By Michael Bearak     Dec 7, 2009 in World
A 26 year old woman was pronounced dead Monday morning after her car plunged into Lake Michigan. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
A woman's car broke through a barrier at DuSable Harbor and plunged into 12 feet of water early Monday morning. Chicago Police and Chicago Fire Department Divers pulled, Amber Battle, 26 years of age from here car after it had been submerged for abut 15 minutes early Monday morning.
The accident happened just before 8:00am near Randolph Street off of Lake Shore Drive. Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Kevin MacGregor stated that Battle was in critical condition when she was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital At 8:49am she was pronounced dead. It is believed that she died from cardiac arrest. MacGregor reported that rescue officials were able to find a pulse before transporting her to Northwestern Memorial.
Christopher Cinnamon saw the entire accident and called 911 around 7:30am. He said he couldn't see any signs of her trying to stop, or swerve. The 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass was pulled from the water, and there were no signs of anyone else having been in the vehicle. "There's not a skid mark here," according to MacGregor.
Accidents along that curved stretch of Lake Shore Drive are not uncommon. Cinnamon explained that while crashes happen regularly that they, "never [see] something this close or shocking."
Wayne Bibergall who saw the rescue effort stated that he could see them pull someone out but couldn't tell if it was a woman or a man.
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