Women Pulled From Submerged Car Identified

NEWPORT, R.I. (October 6, 2012)--Police Satrday identified three women whose bodies were recovered from a car that plunged into the water at a Rhode Island shipyard after the driver evidently missed a turn.

Newport police said Saturday that the victims were Jennifer Way of Saunderstown, R.I.; Louise Owen of the United Kingdom and Femmetje Staring of the Netherlands.

They were all 39.

Their bodies were pulled from the car Friday morning after the vehicle was found on its roof in 4 feet of water.

Lt. William Fitzgerald said the driver might have missed a turn possibly because of the dark or the weather.

A fog advisory was in effect at the time.

The car fell 6 to 10 feet.

Fitzgerald says the car had been in the water for hours when a fuel deliveryman spotted it.


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