Elderly man from St. Louis found dead after vehicle rolls into Lake Tishomingo

HILLSBORO, MO – An elderly man from St. Louis has died after being trapped inside a vehicle that rolled into Lake Tishomingo Wednesday afternoon.

According to US News, the incident happened with 86-year-old John McKenzie was left in the passenger seat of a car while the driver went into a lakeside home.

The vehicle rolled backward into the lake and McKenzie never surfaced. He was found deceased inside the car by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Marine Division sometime later on.

An investigation is underway into whether or not the vehicle was properly parked.

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