• Woman dies after crashing into bridge pylon, plunging into Halifax River

    By: Jason Kelly , Sarah Wilson


    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A 42-year-old woman died Tuesday morning after driving off a road, going airborne, crashing into a concrete bridge pylon and plunging into the Halifax River, the Daytona Beach Police Department said.

    Police said the crash was reported shortly after 9:45 a.m. in a construction zone for a new high-rise bridge that will connect Orange and Silver Beach avenues.

    Investigators said Shanna Ferring was speeding westbound on Silver Beach Avenue when she drove off the edge of the road, flew 75 feet into the air, struck the pylon and landed in the water.

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    Emergency crews waded into the water and discovered Ferring's body in her car, officials said.

    Investigators said she likely died from the impact of hitting the bridge, which has been closed for construction since 2016.

    The crash remains under investigation.

    No other details were given.

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