Child dies after car goes into Lake Cushman; driver arrested for alleged vehicular homicide

A child is dead after a car went over an embankment and into Lake Cushman in Mason County, according to the sheriff’s office.

At about 7:10 p.m. on June 27, deputies responded to a report of an incident involving a single car around milepost 13 on State Route 119 at Lake Cushman.

According to deputies, the area is commonly known as “Party Rock.”

Deputies were told that a car went over the embankment and was submerged in the water.

Two adults got out of the Jeep, but a two-year-old girl did not manage to escape.

The adults flagged down a passing car and those good Samaritans stopped and helped.

CPR was performed on the child until medics arrived.

The girl was airlifted to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma but she died.

Deputies arrested the Jeep’s male driver and booked him into Mason County Jail on charges of vehicular homicide.

Correction, 6/29: In a previous version of this story, a rescuer was quoted as identifying the arrested driver as the father of the child. It has since been updated to reflect that the driver is not related to the child.