1 Dead, 1 Critical After Car Crashes Into Pembroke Pines Canal | NBC 6 South Florida

1 Dead, 1 Critical After Car Crashes Into Pembroke Pines Canal

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    One person was killed and another hospitalized in critical condition after a car crashed into a canal in Pembroke Pines Wednesday afternoon. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017)

    One person was killed and another hospitalized in critical condition after a car crashed into a canal in Pembroke Pines Wednesday afternoon.

    Divers were seen going into the water at the scene at 172nd Avenue and Sheridan Street near Pembroke Pines Charter High School after the crash happened just before 2 p.m.

    Police said the Toyota Highlander became submerged after the driver had a medical issue, lost control and swerved into the canal. Two people were rescued from the car and were taken to nearby Memorial Miramar Hospital, officials said.

    A woman who was a passenger in the car later died, police said. The man who was driving was in critical condition. Their names weren't released.

    Footage showed multiple police officers, fire rescue trucks and ambulances at the scene. Witnesses said officers were performing life-saving measures at the scene.

    "The divers from the police department in the water and they performed CPR on someone and brought them into the ambulance," Kathryn Larmony said.

    The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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