UPDATE: 3 Women Found Dead in Car Pulled from Water off Newport Shipyard
Police confirmed three women died in the accident.
Update 12:29 p.m.: The Newport Police Department issued a release stating a fuel delivery driver making a delivery to the shipyard observed the car flipped upside and partially submerged in the water around 6:30 a.m. this morning. Three woman were found dead inside the vehicle during rescue operations.
There are no indications of foul play or speed as a factor of the accident.
The vehicle drove off the pier to a six to ten-foot drop into the water.
Update 11:14 a.m.: According to a report from WCVB.com, three women were found dead in the car pulled from the water near the Newport Shipyard. The report said Capt. Russell Hayes told the Newport Daily News that the car missed a turn early this morning and plunged into the water.
The identities of the women are still unknown, but the car is believed to have Rhode Island license plates.
Patch is trying to reach Hayes, who was unavailable for comment.
Newport police officials have confirmed a vehicle was found in the water off the Newport Shipyard Marina early this morning.
The incident was called in at 6:28 a.m.
As of 9:45 a.m., several police cars and a fire engine were on the scene, as well as a crane lifting a red car from the water.
A witness on the scene said three people were removed from the car earlier that morning, but police have not yet confirmed the number of people in the car or their condition.
According to reports from the Associated Press, three people were found in the car, which had been submerged underwater for several hours.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Patch for details.