Teenager identified as the victim in golf course pond crash


Updated: Tuesday, 10/29/19, 12:16 p.m.

SHERMAN, Ill. (WCIA) — The victim involved in Sunday’s golf course crash has been identified.

Kaylee Mehochko, 16, of Quincy, was pronounced dead at Memorial Medical Center’s Emergency Room on October 27 at 10:36pm.

She was the driver of a car that plunged into a pond at the Rail Golf Course.

Her passenger was able to exit the car and swim to safety, but Kaylee was recovered from the sunken vehicle by Springfield Fire Department divers.

Responders did CPR and she was transported to the hospital.

An autopsy revealed no signs of trauma and the cause of death is drowning. 

 The incident is still under investigation.

Original: Monday, 10/28/19, 9:34 a.m.

SHERMAN, Ill. (WCIA) — the Sherman Police Department along with the Illinois State Police are investigating a car crash that happened at the Rail Golf Course located at 1400 South Club House Drive.

According to the press release, during the incident a vehicle drove into a lake, which resulted in the death of one of the vehicle’s occupants. Another occupant escaped with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers from the ISP Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit (TCRU) and Agents from ISP Zone 4 Investigations are on-scene.

At this time, no additional information will be released, as this is an active and on-going investigation.

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