Deadly crash in Collier County as vehicle found completely submerged

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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A driver is dead early Oct. 30 after crashing into a canal in Collier County. Credit: WINK

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly car crash where a vehicle was found almost completely submerged in a canal.

The Florida Highway Patrol identified a 21-year-old woman from Illinois as the driver of the vehicle.

The incident was reported early Monday as CCSO and State Troopers responded to the crash north of the Pine Ridge Road exit on I-75 near mile marker 109.

The driver was confirmed deceased by officials after being transported to a local hospital.

According to the FHP, the driver drove off the road, entered the grass shoulder and then hit a wired fence before ending up in a canal.

The details of the crash are currently being investigated.

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