Thursday, December 25, 2008

Clewiston Woman Dies In Canal

Victim Discovered Trapped In Car

CLEWISTON,. FL -- A 57-year old Clewiston woman was discovered dead in a canal after in a crash this week in a Hendry county canal. The Florida Highway Patrol reports Betty Ramsaran was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus on County Road 833 1.5 miles south of County Road 835 when the vehicle left the road and went over a dike, landing in a small canal.

The vehicle landed on its roof with the driver trapped inside. The driver had been reported as missing by relatives on December 22. The vehicle was found by the Big Cypress Seminole Tribe Police Department's Air Unit.

The FPH report says Stacey Lynn McPherson, 25 of Moore Haven was a passenger, suffering serious injuries and was taken to the Hendry Regional Hospital.

Investigation continues on any alcohol or drug use by the driver.

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