Police in east Texas say a car drove into Lake Palestine in Cherokee County.
They say around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, crews responded to a single vehicle crash on FM-346 just south of FM-855.
Preliminary crash investigation information indicated that a 2009 Nissan Murano driven by Joseph Van, 41, of Flint was head north on FM-346 when the vehicle went off the west side of the roadway due to the drivers admitted texting.
The driver over corrected, crossing FM-346 and over the east guardrail; into Lake Palestine.
Two citizens in a boat helped the driver get out and to safety.