Woman Dies After Car Plunges Into River In Lowell

A woman died after her car plunged into the Concord River in Lowell, trapping her inside the upside down vehicle for about 90 minutes.

Lowell Police said the woman's car crashed through the railing of the Lawrence Street Bridge and into the river just after 6 a.m. Monday.

Police identified the victim as 56-year-old Colleen Luther of Lowell. She was taken to Lowell General Hospital where she was pronounced dead just after 8 a.m.

Witnesses described the car hitting the jersey barriers on one side of the bridge before careening across the roadway and through the guardrail on the opposite side.

The Lowell Fire Department dive team was hampered by the cold, swift-moving water and poor visibility.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

This article was originally published on November 12, 2012.

This program aired on November 12, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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