IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a vehicle has slammed into a guardrail on a Florida highway and the driver and a passenger were killed.
The Florida Highway Patrol tells news outlets in a statement that a man was driving on State Road 29 with a woman inside when their vehicle crashed and landed in a canal Monday morning in Immokalee. The statement says alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
A Collier County Sheriff's Office report says the driver lost control and the vehicle went airborne before hitting the guardrail and landing in the canal.
The highway patrol says 76-year-old Coyest Clark Simmons was the driver. He and the 76-year-old woman died at a hospital. Her name was not provided pending next of kin notification.
The highway patrol will investigate the wreck.
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