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Woman Distracted by Adjusting GPS Causes Car to Leave Morris County Road, Plunges in Lake

By rlsmetro on
Parsippany-Troy Hills

Morris County authoritities are investigating a crash that had a car leave the roadway and end up in a lake in Parsippany on Saturday night.

According to a statement released by authoritities, the Parsippany Police Department’s Communication Center received a call at approximately 7 PM, reporting that a vehicle had driven off the roadway and into Lake Parsippany near the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Alpine Road.

Authorities said responding officers found a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, operated by a 35-year-old female from Lake Hiawatha, had driven off the roadway and into Lake Parsippany.

According to authoritities, the driver and two juvenile passengers were not injured and had already exited the vehicle when officers arrived on the scene.

After an initial investigation by Ptl. D. Ross, it was determined that the vehicle was traveling East on Lake Shore Drive and drove off the roadway due to the driver attempting to adjust the vehicle's GPS.

The driver was issued a ticket for careless driving and the vehicle was removed from the water by Powder Mill Towing.

**IMAGE CREDIT:** Parsippany Police Department