Family was trying to rescue 4-year-old from SUV when it rolled into reservoir
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Boise County officials say a 4-year-old girl died when the car she was in rolled into Lucky Peak Reservoir as a family was trying to get out of the vehicle after a crash.
Chief Deputy Dale Rogers tells the Idaho Statesman that David Persons was driving a sport utility vehicle on Arrowrock Road on Aug. 9 when he lost control. It went off the road and about 90 feet down an embankment before coming to a stop about 70 feet above the reservoir.
Persons told investigators he got an 8-year-old girl out of the vehicle while Tori Miller rescued their infant son. Miller was trying to get 4-year-old Pearl Sittner out when the SUV began rolling down the hill and into the water.
Divers removed Pearl's body from the SUV about three hours after the crash.
Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com