Monday, February 23, 2009

Driver Dead In Glades Canal Crash

Speeding Car Lands In Canal

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- A Sunday afternoon crash leaves 42-year old Larry L. Walker of Mayo, Florida dead on Glades County Road 720, west of Griffin Road SE after landing in a canal.

According to the FHP, Walker, driving a 1996 Mercury, not wearing a seatbelt, was traveling westbound on CR-720 at 64 miles per hour in a posted 45 mile per hour zone. The vehicle entered a curve to the left and veered onto the north (right) shoulder. Walker over corrected and lost control.

The vehicle veered back onto the roadway and rotated counter clockwise, veered onto the south (left) shoulder and overturned into a water filled canal.

The car came to final rest facing southeast on its roof in the canal. Walker was pronounced deceased at 5:56 p.m. by Paramedic J. Biggs of Glades County EMS.

The crash was investigated by FHP Trooper J. Lander and Corporal A. Williams.

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