Update: Woman Drove Her Truck Into Bluff Springs Lake — And Then Went Home

June 9, 2021

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says a woman drove her truck into a lake south of Century — and then went home.

Thes submerged pickup was found about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday by individuals fishing near the gravel lake on Bluff Springs Road, just west of the Escambia River in the Bluff Springs Recreation Area.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office dive team responded and by late Tuesday night had determined that no one was inside the truck. Amber Southard, ECSO spokesperson, said Wednesday morning that no charges have been filed against the woman.

One of the people that found the truck told NorthEscambia.com that the truck appeared to be a dually, a dual rear-wheel pickup.

The woman’s name has not been released. She has not been charged in connection with the incident.

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21 Responses to “Update: Woman Drove Her Truck Into Bluff Springs Lake — And Then Went Home”

  1. Local citizen on June 10th, 2021 9:56 pm

    I am glad she made it out of her vehicle safe!!!! Prayers to her for whatever her reason is the vehicle made into that situation. Glad she is okay.

  2. Dubz on June 10th, 2021 3:05 pm

    Word on the street is… Dog was driving.

  3. April on June 10th, 2021 7:04 am

    its amazing how all of you jump to conclusions when obviously you didn’t read the comment correctly. Denise Johnson said she was there when the lady drove up. She did not say she seen this happen. Read before you start saying things about ppl.

  4. SueB on June 10th, 2021 6:38 am

    The woman, whatever her problem (not thinking correctly), should receive a big bill from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and Dive Team and be charged with “reckless driving”.

  5. PcolaNative on June 10th, 2021 12:13 am

    Maybe she caught her husband cheating and the truck was his prize possession.

  6. Chris on June 9th, 2021 10:14 pm

    Maybe the truck was just dirty

  7. @wendell on June 9th, 2021 8:46 pm

    Wendell, Speak for yourself. A person could have got out of the truck. A person is the reason the truck ended up where it is. An innocent dog would have had nothing to do with it and I personally, would find it more distressing for a dog to have been hurt in this wreck. People can be so evil. And some are stupid enough to do this. Leave the animals out of it. And I hope and pray u have no pets. With the mindset u have, u certainly do not deserve any!

  8. ensley boy on June 9th, 2021 3:21 pm

    Leaving the scene with no witnesses is a good way to get out of a DUI or driving while Dl suspended..

  9. John on June 9th, 2021 3:04 pm

    Your not wrong Tracie

  10. Tracie on June 9th, 2021 1:44 pm

    That’s one way to get out of a lease

  11. Linda Massengill on June 9th, 2021 12:45 pm

    No one knows shy she did it. Lot’s of assumptions here about owing on it and not wanting to pay. Not sure why people think and assume that was the reason.

  12. EMD on June 9th, 2021 11:52 am

    Wendell: Who said anything about dogs over people? Something personal must have provoked that.

  13. jerry on June 9th, 2021 10:13 am

    Driving your truck into a lake to avoid payments does not work. You are still responsible for the loan on the truck and may be charged for the cost of investigating it and recovering it. At least if it was repossessed and sold, you could reduce you liability by the sale price.

  14. Roe on June 9th, 2021 10:09 am

    At least there were no people or animals in there, but she should have been charged with littering and made to pay for cleaning it up.

  15. SueB on June 9th, 2021 9:34 am

    Denise R Johnson – did you call & report your info to ECSO?

  16. Susie on June 9th, 2021 8:52 am

    That’s one way a loser can keep his truck from being repossessed. Glad no one was in it.

  17. wendell on June 9th, 2021 8:41 am

    You know what would be worse than a dog in it? A person in it! Dogs<People

  18. Deborah Daugherty on June 9th, 2021 8:29 am

    I don’t know that woman that was seen there with her dog,but I pray she is ok.

  19. Mike J. on June 9th, 2021 8:27 am

    Denise, if you were there and saw what happened and who was driving, you should FIRST be talking to the sheriff dept investigators. I hope you are doing that now.

  20. Wondering on June 9th, 2021 6:21 am

    I pray that the lady you saw with her dog wasn’t it it! That would be terrible!

  21. Denise R Johnson on June 9th, 2021 6:10 am

    I was there when this truck came down to the lake. I know the woman that was driving it. Any word on her or her dog that she had with her??

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