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FHP investigating fatal crash into Port Charlotte pond

Florida Highway Patrol
Posted at 5:06 PM, May 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-17 20:18:22-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Port Charlotte after the driver crashed into pole and into a pond.

It happened Wednesday morning around 10:11 a.m. near the Charleston Cay Apartments on Charleston Circle.

According to FHP, there were no other vehicles involved.

The driver, a 67-year-old Punta Gorda man, was transported to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

FHP is investigating to determine if a medical incident caused the crash.