23-year-old driver dies after car flips into lake near I-4 in Orlando

Woman pulled from pond near I-4, Conroy Road later died at hospital

A rescue attempt is underway in Orlando.
A rescue attempt is underway in Orlando.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A woman died Tuesday after she lost control and flipped upside down into a retention pond off Interstate 4 in Orlando, police said.

No one else was in the vehicle Tuesday around 8 a.m. when the car crashed into the water near the I-4 east ramp at Conroy Road, not far from the Mall at Millenia, according to police.

The woman was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center but later died as a result of her injuries, police said in an update later on Tuesday. Officials identified the woman as 23-year-old Jessica Desroins.

Two off-duty firefighters witnessed the crash and jumped into the pond, along with Orlando police dive team members, to help free the woman.

“She has a pulse,” Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said Tuesday morning. “We’re hoping she makes it.”

Video from Sky 6 showed the Nissan Versa submerged in the lake, with divers in the water.

The vehicle was removed from the pond.

Two lanes of I-4 east were closed in the area but were later reopened.

It’s unclear what caused the crash.

A rescue attempt is underway in Orlando.

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