Punta Gorda man dies after crashing into Charlotte County pond

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The approximate area of a deadly truck crash into a pond in Charlotte Harbor, Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Credit: Google Maps

On Wednesday morning, a 67-year-old Punta Gorda man died after crashing into a Charlotte County pond.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the deadly crash happened at 23450 Charleston Circle, shortly before 10:15 a.m.

The Punta Gorda man was driving a pickup truck in a residential community and heading North.

The driver lost control of the pickup truck, crashed into a pole, and then went into a pond.

The driver was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation in an attempt to see if the 67-year-old man had a medical episode before going into the pond.

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