Woman dies after vehicle lands in Tenmile Creek

LAKESIDE, Ore. -- A Coos Bay woman is dead after a single vehicle accident Sunday evening left an SUV submerged in a creek in Lakeside.

Authorities from the Coos County Sheriff's office say deputies were called to Tenmile Creek in Lakeside just before 7:00 p.m., for a report of a vehicle that had entered the water at the south end of Park Avenue.

Officials say a 1990 Ford SUV left the road and traveled down a private boat launching area, becoming submerged in over eight feet of water.

A rescue diver from the Lakeside Fire Department found the vehicle and it's driver, Trudy A. Jansen, 58, of Coos Bay. Jansen was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing, and no cause of death has been released at this point.