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Driver found dead in submerged car in Wesley Chapel pond

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Posted at 9:11 AM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 10:50:56-04

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — A body has been recovered from a submerged car in a Wesley Chapel pond on Thursday morning, according to Pasco County Fire Rescue.

The car was located in the water at the intersection of State Road 54 and Gateway in Wesley Chapel. Firefighters entered the water and attempted to rescue the single occupant in the car, but the person, who has not been identified at this time, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Northbound Gateway Boulevard at State Road 54 is closed due to the investigation. Florida Highway Patrol has responded to the scene and is leading the investigation.

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