On February 25th around 4:30 p.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Polk County along with Polk County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a vehicle submerged in water at the Highpoint boat ramp access three miles northwest of Aldrich.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when a 2000 Ford F-150 driven by 40-year-old Caleb Mantonya of Stockton rolled backward into the lake and went into the water.
The Highway Patrol says a medical condition caused Mantonya to roll into the lake while in his truck. He was not wearing a safety device at the time. This crash marks MSHP Troop D’s 12th fatal crash of 2023.
View crash report below: