PICTURED: Father, 52, who died after ‘accidentally’ driving SUV into freezing Michigan lake – before popping trunk to let his daughters, aged 10 and 8, escape and swim to shore in middle of night
- Police said Jon Paul Dowler’s SUV did not have an internal handle on the trunk
- Cops said evidence indicated he popped the trunk from the driver’s side switch
- Dowler’s daughters were able to escape and huddled on a frigid porch all night
A Michigan father who died after accidentally driving his car into a freezing lake may have popped the trunk of his SUV to help his young daughters escape and survive.
Police said 52-year-old Jon Paul Dowler unintentionally sent his car plunging into Lake Macatawa after he got lost navigating down a dark road in the early hours…