The driver of a red Ford Escape is safe after accidentally driving into the Missouri at La Benite Park, according to Sugar Creek police.

Police were dispatched at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. The car “had driven over the parking lot stop and down the river bank into the river,” according to the Police Department, but the female driver was able to get out safety.

“The vehicle was not located and was last observed floating down river,” the department said.

– Jeff Fox