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Autopsy reports released in Kissimmee fatal pond crash

Crash that sent car into pond was murder-suicide, officials say

Family tells Local 6 these are pictures of the victims posted on Facebook before crash.
Family tells Local 6 these are pictures of the victims posted on Facebook before crash. (Facebook)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The medical examiner's office says that the crash that sent a car into a Kissimmee pond in December 2014 was a murder-suicide.

The autopsy reported, released on Tuesday, said Ulysses Montero, 25, committed suicide by drowning when he drove into the pond.

"The manner of death is classified as suicide, based on conclusions by the Kissimmee Police Department and Traffic Homicide investigation of the events leading up to the deaths," the report stated.

Montero, Julie Lopez, 24, Julissa Montero, 4, and 5-day-old Delias Montero were killed just days before Christmas when their car went off the road into a pond near the Valencia Community College in Kissimmee.

The medical examiner ruled the cause of death for Lopez and the children as drowning. Their deaths have been ruled homicides.

The reports stated they showed no signs of traumatic injuries or illnesses.