WAUKEE - The driver of the vehicle which crashed into a Waukee pond on June 26, was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital, according to information provided by the City of Waukee.


Shessla Whitlow, 38, was traveling eastbound on Hickman Road when her vehicle veered off the road and into a nearby detention pond. Witnesses, the Waukee Fire Chief and a Waukee Police Sergeant worked together to pull her from the submerged vehicle. CPR was performed at the scene, and Whitlow was transported to the hospital; however, she did not survive. Immediate family has been notified.


An autopsy is scheduled for June 28 at the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine a possible cause for the accident as well as the official cause of death.


The Dallas County News will update this story as more information becomes available.