An F-150 Ford pickup truck sank in the Lake of the Ozarks as snow fell at the Lake Monday evening.
The accident happened at the 9 Mile Marker, in Lake Ozark, at around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. The truck rolled down a boat ramp into the Lake of the Ozarks, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The driver had reportedly been working on a nearby dock, but the Patrol says the vehicle was unoccupied when it rolled into the water.
According to an anonymous eyewitness, the truck floated out into the middle of the cove and sank. Also, according to neighbors who live in the cove, the truck was still at the bottom of the Lake on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Nearby homeowners say they are concerned about the potential environmental impact of the oil and gasoline and the possibility of their boats hitting the truck when using the private ramp. Neighbors have also contacted Ameren Missouri to ask what the procedure would be to get the truck removed from the cove.
According to one neighbor, the Missouri State Highway Patrol/Water Patrol had taken an incident report and said the truck would be removed.
The incident is reminiscent of another, in January, when a truck slid on ice down a hill, through the Backwater Jack's restaurant parking lot, launched over a retaining wall, flipped over and landed upside-down next to the pool. Here's the video of that wild ride (thankfully the driver bailed out before the truck reached the parking lot):