ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A 43-year-old Orlando man died Friday evening after the car he was driving plunged into a retention pond in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The crash was reported shortly before 9 p.m. at Isle of Wright Drive near South Orange Blossom Trail and West Wetherbee Road, FHP Lt. Kim Montes said.
Luis Melendez Morales struck a bus stop bench before plunging into the water, Montes said.
Troopers said Morales was taken to Florida Hospital Kissimmee, where he died.
The car will be pulled from the water Saturday, investigators said.
The crash remains under investigation.
No other details were given.
CONFIRMED: Man who drove into retention pond off Isle of Wright Drive had died. He was pulled out of the water by crews and taken to Florida Hospital Kissimmee. FHP says it was a single car crash. pic.twitter.com/FR9LmcMNr4— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) August 25, 2018
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