Two females uninjured after driving car into Raccoon Lake

CENTRALIA — Two young women were rescued Monday night after it appears they accidentally drove their car into Raccoon Lake.

According to Centralia Police Chief Greg Dodson, a 22-year-old woman and her 19-year-old female passenger were driving down Country Club Road around 8:38 Monday night and drove into the lake.

While the car was floating the women were able to escape their car and get to the bank uninjured.

Dodson says the car floated around the bend and ultimately became completely submerged.

Smitty’s Tow Service responded to the call and was expected to make a decision Tuesday on how to get the car out of the lake.

Dodson says during his career with the Centralia Police Department he’s seen numerous vehicles drive into the lake at that spot as the road simply ends and turns into a boat ramp.