Two dead after vehicle falls into Lake Erie

Two people have died after a vehicle fell into Lake Erie Tuesday morning.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Essex Fire and Rescue Service, Kingsville Fire Department and a United States Coast Guard helicopter responded to a vehicle in the water at the Colchester Harbour at around 9:30 a.m.

OPP say the vehicle fell into the water via the boat launch ramp and was removed with the assistance of a local towing company. Two occupants found within the vehicle were transported to an area hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.

Essex County OPP have identified the occupants of the vehicle as Bing Chen, a 56-years-old Windsor man, and Yan Li, a 33-years-old woman from Windsor.

Members of the Essex County Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Scott Moore of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) continue to investigate the circumstances of the deaths. 

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