Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Clewiston Resident Dead In Canal Crash

Hendry Canal Crash Leaves One Dead

CLEWISTON, FL. -- A crash Monday morning December 20th left Lipsie Denton, 61 of Clewiston dead after a 1999 Ford utlity van with Denton inside landed in a canal near Rogers Road and Hendry county road 835.

Lipsie was southbound on CR 835 approaching Rogers Road and a right turning curve. The vehicle failed to follow the curve to the right and continued traveling south towards a water-filled canal, entering the canal and became air bourne. The front of the vehicle struck the water and became completely submerged under the water.

A Florida Power & Light vehicle working in the area found the crash scene. The Ford was retrieved from the canal by a tow truck and Denton was discovered in the vehicle. Denton was pronounced dead at the scene.

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