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Man dies after suffering medical emergency, driving into Dade City pond

Pasco County
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DADE CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – A man is dead after suffering an apparent medical event and crashing his vehicle into a pond in Dade City on Saturday.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 70-year-old man was traveling north on US-301. As he approached the intersection of Gus Way, he suffered a medical emergency and lost control of his vehicle.

The man crossed the grass median, the southbound lanes of US-301 and entered the west shoulder of the road on Gus Way.

The man struck a wood post and concrete wall before continuing into a pond, where the vehicle was completely submerged.

According to Pasco County Fire Rescue, bystanders rescued the man and a 67-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle.

The man was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The passenger suffered minor injuries.

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