Dive team responds to Johnson Lake crash

Dive team responds to Johnson Lake crash

JOHNSON LAKE, Neb. – The Gosper County Sheriff’s Office was called to a crash Saturday evening at Johnson Lake.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s office, a 2006 Jeep was northbound on Johnson Lake Drive and drove through a bridge guard rail at the outlet bridge of Johnson Lake. The Jeep entered the water and was submerged.

The Lexington Rescue Dive Team responded. The Jeep was located in over 20 feet of water.

The vehicle’s lone occupant, 38-year-old Juan Gonzalez of Cozad was recovered from the vehicle. Gonzalez was pronounced deceased at the scene. Authorities say alcohol appears to be a factor in the accident.