Troy Woman Killed After Driving into Savage Lake

The 64-year-old driver was found submerged in the water five days after she was reported missing

By Beacon Staff
Lincoln County Sheriff’s vehicle in Libby on Oct. 5, 2023. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

Rescuers on Wednesday recovered the body of a 64-year-old Troy woman from Savage Lake, who died after driving her Honda Ridgeline into the water, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Divers located Beverly Parker Perez, who had been reported missing five days earlier, in her vehicle about 12 feet under water and 25 meters offshore of the boat ramp after Two Bear Air located the submerged car at 11:10 a.m. on Nov. 8.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP), Perez was traveling eastbound on a Savage Lake fishing access road before she drove into the water.

The time and date of the incident are unknown, according to MHP.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives and divers responded to the area with additional help from Boundary County Sheriff’s Office divers who helped recover the vehicle.

Drugs and alcohol are suspected. MHP is investigating the accident.

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