Husband and wife escape sinking car on Okeechobee Road.
One man died when the car he was driving lost control and plunged into a small lake on Okeechobee Road near the Florida Turnpike just after midnight Wednesday, authorities confirmed.
A husband and wife that were also in the car managed to escape before the car sunk in the lake that was described as up to 25 feet deep and surrounded by brush.
Florida Highway Patrol told NBC Miami that paint from another car found at the scene was found on the sunken car when it was dragged from the pond later in the morning.
Police said they located a GMC Envoy parked near the crash but the driver was nowhere to be found.
The car was registered to an owner who lives in Naples and police said they are currently looking for that individual.
Dager Duenas and his wife managed to get out of the Toyota Scion after it crashed into the lake. He told NBC Miami that he feared for the life of wife and assumed that his uncle would make it out safe but didn't.
The three occupants were on Okeechobee Road headed toward Krome Avenue after visiting a relative’s house.