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Update: Three Were Inside a Vehicle that Plunged into Grand Lake, Oklahoma

GROVE, Ok. -- Police have identified and released the names of three people who were killed after the vehicle they were in plunged into Grand Lake.
GROVE, Ok. -- Police have identified and released the names of three people who were killed after the vehicle they were in plunged into Grand Lake.

Emergency crews first identified the body of 24-year-old Michael John McKinney of Brookings, Oregon. A dive team extricated McKinney through a rear window of the 2014 GMC Yukon Friday around 5:00 p.m.

As recovery efforts continued Saturday, Grove firefighters were able to pull the vehicle out of the lake around noon with the two other occupants still inside.
Around 1:30 p.m., crews extricated the body of the vehicle's driver identified as 22-year-old Kyley A. Collins of Grove. Firefighters then recovered the body of 23-year old Jake Olsen also of Grove.

All three men died at the scene of the crash.

Police say the Yukon plummeted into Grand Lake around 10:30 Thursday evening but authorities were notified of the crash Friday morning. Troopers believe the driver failed to navigate a curve and left the roadway.

They add the vehicle traveled about 60 feet, hit a tree, traveled off an 80 foot embankment and then hit the lake coming to rest on it's top in 12 feet of water.
According to the police report, seat belts were not in use at the time of the crash.

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GROVE, Ok.-- Authorities say three men were inside a vehicle that plunged off a bluff into Grand Lake Friday morning. Officials were able to pull one of the bodies from the water around 5 p.m. Friday afternoon. A representative with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol would only describe that person as a young male.

Troopers say there are two other men in the submerged grayish-silver colored SUV type vehicle. Recovery efforts will resume at daybreak. Authorities believe the driver failed to navigate a curve on South 630 Road and plunged down Blue Bluff and into Grand Lake.

They say the vehicle went about 60 feet before hitting the edge of the bluff and then hit the water. It's unknown exactly what time the crash happened, but authorities suspect it was in the middle of the night. Grand River Dam Authority used a three man dive team and sonar equipment to locate the vehicle. They plan to attach air bags to the vehicle to bring it to the surface, then use a tow boat to bring the boat to shore.

Authorities say debris from the car did surface to the shoreline. Witnesses on scene say a chrome piece of the headlight was seen lying on the lip of the cliff. They also say when the vehicle went off the side of the bluff it sheared off two trees.

Authorities are still investigating this incident and have not released the identity of the victims at this time. 

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