AKRON, Ohio – An Akron woman has been arrested and charged after she drove her car into Summit Lake with her young daughter inside, police said.
Dee’Andra McGhee, 24, is charged with attempted murder, child endangering and criminal damaging, Akron police said Tuesday. She remains in Summit County Jail.
Akron police responded about 6 p.m. Monday to the 1500 block of Manchester Road. Officers said McGhee put her 2-year-old daughter into her 2007 Chevy Cobalt and drove into Summit Lake in an attempted suicide.
Two bystanders jumped into the lake and rescued the mother and daughter, police said. McGhee and her daughter were taken to the hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
McGhee was released and taken to jail. The toddler is currently in the custody of a family member, police said.
McGhee is scheduled to appear for arraignment 9 a.m. Wednesday in Akron Municipal Court, court records show.