- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say a 78-year-old Mesquite man sped through an intersection, driving his car over a curb and into a man-made lake where he sank.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers said Wednesday that James Matthew McMurray Jr. died after attempts to rescue him were unsuccessful.

Troopers say McMurray was driving a 2004 Chevy Impala sped north on Grapevine Road Tuesday afternoon when he attempted to turn east on Pioneer Boulevard ignoring traffic signals. Authorities say instead McMurray jumped a curb and drove through a landscaped walkway of rock and concrete before driving into the lake adjacent to a golf course.

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