By Tim Kowols and Paul Schmitt
The occupants of the vehicle from the October 14 incident at the Sister Bay Marina have been identified. The deceased occupant was 24 year-old Victoria Burger from Sobieski. The surviving occupant was 24 year-old Jennifer Drewski from DePere.
This investigation remains open and the Door County Sheriff’s Office is following up on new information.
The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating why two women and their vehicle was driven into the water at the Sister Bay Marina Saturday night, ending in one death. Deputies arrived within a minute after the car submerged in the water near the boat launch area shortly before 10 p.m. Door County Emergency Services were able to rescue a 24-year-old DePere woman before learning of a second victim, a 24-year-old Sobieski woman, was still in the car. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says the water temperature played a factor in the recovery efforts.
The Sobieski woman was pronounced dead at Door County Medical Center after being transported via ambulance. The other victim was treated for injuries at the hospital. McCarty says the accident remains under investigation. The fire departments of Ephraim, Sister Bay-Liberty Grove, Baileys Harbor, and Gibraltar, Northern Door Fire Responders, Door County Emergency Services, the Door County Sheriff’s Department, and the Door County Dive Team all responded to the call.