Thursday, November 20, 2014

Driver Crashes Into Canal Then Flees

MOORE HAVEN, FL. --  A driver fled after crashing his car into a Moore Haven canal early Thursday morning. The FHP is asking for help to find the driver.

A 1997 Mazda B2300 was traveling southwest on Gulf Street about 6:15 a.m. Thursday as the driver came to a stop sign at the intersection of Gulf Street and West Avenue. The driver then attempted to make a left turn (north) onto West Avenue as the car continued traveling in a northwesterly direction across the north and southbound lanes of West Avenue.

The Mazda then departed the roadway and entered a canal (west of the roadway) and came to rest partially submerged while overturned onto it's left side.

The driver then exited and fled the scene of the incident.

If anyone has any information regarding the identity or location of the driver please contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-344-1730

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