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Woman Dies After Intentionally Driving Into Pond in North Fort Worth: PD

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Authorities were working to recover the body of a woman who police say intentionally drove off a cliff and into a pond Thursday in a North Fort Worth neighborhood.

In a news conference, Fort Worth police spokesman Buddy Calzada said officers received a crisis intervention call at 12:54 p.m. involving a possible overdose.

Officers arrived at the home where the call originated and were given a description of the woman and the vehicle she was driving. Officers found her parked in the vehicle at the edge of a pond at a former rock quarry near the 700 block of Riverflat Drive.

"Once the female saw the officers, the officers had not made any contact with her," Calzada said. "She purposely drove her vehicle into the body of water that is behind us here."

The officers called for help and even tried to pull her from the vehicle, but were unable to reach her.

Rescue crews were working Thursday afternoon in North Fort Worth where a vehicle crashed into a pond.

"They were able to locate the vehicle," said Fort Worth fire spokespman Mike Drivdahl. "Several attempts were made to check that vehicle. When our dive team arrived on scene our divers did enter the water and they did locate the vehicle."

No one else was in the vehicle and no other injuries were reported.

"Extremely saddening, especially this time of the year with the holidays," Drivdahl said. "Our hearts go out to the families who must really be hurting at this time," Drivdahl said. "It's just a heartbreaking scene out here."

The Fort Worth fire and police departments were among the crews that responded to help, a MedStar spokesman said.

Investigators have not released the woman's name.

Photos: Vehicle Reportedly Crashes Into North Fort Worth Pond

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