IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities are investigating the deaths of a Florida woman and her two children after their minivan became submerged in a pond.
In a Naples Daily News report, Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Greg Bueno said 27-year-old Shatoria Michelle Brown of Immokalee was driving the children late Saturday when their vehicle went over the shoulder of the roadway and into the pond.
A highway patrol report said Brown’s body was found in the water outside the submerged minivan. Bueno said her two children, 3-year-old Ra’Layah Johnson and 5-year-old Ra’Majesty Johnson, were found inside the vehicle.
The highway patrol report said the 3-year-old girl was pronounced dead at a hospital, and her brother was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bueno said the deaths were under investigation.