Woman crashes car into pond, dies

Firefighters tried to rescue woman trapped in car underwater


OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a crash after a woman drove her car off the road and into a pond, killing her.

Troopers said 68-year-old Eileen Ast, of Connecticut, was north on Celebration Avenue near Golf Park Drive around 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

For unknown reasons Ast went into the east shoulder, over a sidewalk and into a pond where the car overturned, troopers said.

Osceola County firefighters responded and pulled her out of the car, rushing her to Celebration Hospital, but she did not survive.

Troopers said this crash remains under investigation.