Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Motorist Drives Into Caloosahatchee River

"Dead End" really was

LABELLE, FL. (May 2, 2006) -- A motorist fleeing from a Hendry County
Sheriff's Office patrol car drove into the Caloosahatchee River in the
early morning hours Tuesday. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that at
about 1:45 A.M. the 1996 Chrysler Sebring convertible went airborne over
the elevated river bank at the north end of Main Street adjacent to the
Barron Library at a high rate of speed after striking a "dead end" warning
sign at the south bank of the river. The driver, unnamed pending
notification of next of kin, died as the car was submerged. The car and
driver had to be located by divers. The driver was not using a seat belt
and it is unknown at this time whether alcohol was involved.

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