OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A man was found dead on Friday afternoon after first responders recovered a submerged vehicle from a nearby pond in Buena Ventura Lakes, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said 36-year-old Jose Lebron was reported missing after having last been seen on May 15 near Ward Road and Bishop Landing Way. At the time, Lebron had been driving a 2013 Black Cadillac ATS, deputies added.
However, the Cadillac was recovered from a pond in Buena Ventura Lakes on Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Sky 6 video shows that the Cadillac was towed out of a pond off Blue Bayou and Waters Edge Drive around 3:30 p.m. Deputies later announced that Lebron had been found dead inside of the vehicle.
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Troopers explained that the Cadillac had been driving south along Waters Edge Drive, but the driver failed to negotiate the curve, instead running off the roadway.
As a result, the car struck a utility box and crashed into the pond, trapping the driver inside as the car filled with water, troopers said.
No additional information has been provided at this time.
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