Car Crashes Lands in Somerville Amelia Earhart Dam Locks Police Rescue Driver



By William Tauro

Tuesday night at 11:00pm a motor vehicle driven by a man traveling along a back access road behind the Amelia Earhart Dam in Somerville crashed through barriers and landed in 25 feet of water totally submerged in the Mystic River Locks closer to the Everett side.

Somerville Police Officers climbed down a small access ladder and pulled the man that was clinging to the ladder to safety.

Somerville Police requested for the Massachusetts State Police Dive Team to search and make sure that there were no other occupants in the submerged motor vehicle.

It is alleged that the man was intoxicated.

He was transported to the Massachusetts General Hospital for observation.


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