Two Dead in Separate Florida Car Crashes

Two Dead in Separate Florida Car CrashesTwo people were killed in two separate car accidents across Florida in two days, according to news agencies within the state.

WSCN News 7 reports that the Florida Highway Patrol have begun an investigation into a fatal car crash that left one man dead and his car at the bottom of a canal in West Broward.

According to the news source, police officials searched the canal, which is located next to Interstate 75 at mile marker 31, for nearly an hour before a 36-year-old man from Naples was pulled from the water about 45 minutes after first responding to the accident.

The accident was reported at about 6 p.m. on July 27 by a woman who claimed she saw the crash, but did not see anyone leave the water.

“The car was seen traveling eastbound in the parking lot of the recreational area here, at what she considered to be a high rate of speed for the area, and it went straight down the boat ramp and into the water,” Florida Highway Patrolman Sergeant Norman Parks told the media outlet.

Police officials are not sure what caused the white Nissan Sentra to crash into the water or what events led up to the incident.

Just one day before on July 26, a woman was killed in Gulf Breeze in a crash on U.S. Highway 98, the Pensacola News Journal reports.

According to the news source, Loretta Riatusso was traveling north on Nantahala Road when she was hit by a Honda traveling east on U.S. 98. The driver, Christopher Conner, failed to stop at a red light, police officials said.

Conner suffered no injuries from the crash while his passenger sustained only minor injuries.