2 men killed when car crashes into Leesburg retention pond, police say

Both victims, 22 and 28, are from Idaho

Lines painted on the center of a road. (Pexels)

LEESBURG, Fla. – Two men were killed after their car crashed into a retention pond in Leesburg Wednesday morning, according the police department.

Investigators said the incident occurred around 4:04 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 27 and U.S. 441.

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A 2018 Hyundai was traveling north on U.S. 27 when the vehicle’s driver, 22-year-old Tristan Pope, of Idaho, lost control, left the road and entered the retention pond, according to police.

Officers said Pope and the 28-year-old passenger, Cody Giovanetti, also from Idaho, died at the scene.

This crash is still under investigation.


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