UPDATE: The FHP has released the name of the deceased driver. He is David Lawrence Roberts, 68 of Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- A 68-year old man is dead after losing control of his vehicle on US 27 Thursday afternoon about 12:33 p.m. Identification of the driver is pending notification of next of kin.
A 2002 GMC Sierra was northbound on US27 north of SR78 in Glades county when the 68 year old driver suffered a medical episode, said the FHP. The vehicle exited the paved portion of the roadway and entered a ditch/canal and collided with the embankment and a tree.
The vehicle overturned and came to final rest on its left side facing east in approximately one foot deep standing water. The driver was pronounced deceased on scene.