LOWELL, Mass. — A woman has died after her car plunged into the Concord River in Lowell, trapping her inside the upside down vehicle for about 90 minutes.
Police say the woman’s car crashed through the railing of the Lawrence Street Bridge and into the river just after 6 a.m. Monday.
Witnesses described the car hitting the jersey barriers on one side of the bridge before careening across the roadway and through the guardrail on the opposite side.
The Lowell Fire Department dive team was hampered by the cold, swift-moving water and poor visibility.
Police have identified the victim as 56-year-old Colleen Luther of Lowell. She was taken to Lowell General Hospital where she was pronounced dead just after 8 a.m.
Police are still investigating the cause.