The Clewiston News

Driver of submerged vehicle has not been located

HENDRY COUNTY — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle traffic crash on State Road 80 at a canal bridge just west of Everhigh Acres Road in Hendry County.

On Jan. 25 at 11:20 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol received a report of a single vehicle (2003 Jaguar) traveling eastbound on State Road 80 striking a guardrail located in the north grass shoulder. The vehicle then traveled down an embankment and became submerged into a water filled canal.

The Florida Highway Patrol, along with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Hendry County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Wildlife Commission have searched the area inside the canal and the outside surrounding wooded and vegetative area utilizing aviation, ATV’s and dive members. The search has continued through todays date as well. At this time, the vehicle was removed from the canal, however the driver of the vehicle has not been located.

The crash remains under investigation.