Victim of fatal wave runner crash has been identified

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The woman who died following a crash on a wave runner on Lake Shafer has been identified as an Illinois resident.

Anne Wittstock, 43, died after she drove the wave runner into the NIPSCO security cables that keep boaters away from the Norway Dam.

Nearby boaters were able to recover Wittstock from the water and begin CPR.

She was taken to the IU White Memorial Hospital and later flown to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where she was pronounced dead.

The passenger on the wave runner, Joseph Allen, also of Illiniois, was not injured.

Conservation officers said alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in this crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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