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.