Authorities identify teen who was killed after crashing into Arcadia Lake

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ARCADIA LAKE, Okla. – An Edmond high school student athlete died after a crash Tuesday morning.

Authorities have identified the teen as 16-year-old Joshua T. Jones.

Joshua T Jones

Jones was a  soccer player at Edmond Memorial High School.

Police are still investigating the accident but say speed was likely a factor.

MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department said it was a “terribly tragic accident.”

The 16-year-old victim was found dead after his car crashed into Arcadia Lake along Memorial Road.

“For whatever reason, he lost control, left the roadway, hit the guard rail, flipped over the guard rail and ended up in the water,” Knight said.

An Edmond high school student athlete died after a crash.
An Edmond high school student athlete died after a crash.

The crash in the 7000 block of East Memorial Road was discovered just before 10:00 a.m. Tuesday by an officer driving in the area.

“The car was discovered partially submerged,” Knight said.

Police believe the teen was headed westbound at a high rate of speed; however, they aren’t sure what caused the car to go off the road and into the water.

Oklahoma City Police are asking anyone who may have seen the accident to please call them.

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