Driver Fleeing Police Dies After Drowning in Canal

A driver fleeing police died Friday after he drowned in a canal in Miramar, officials said.

Miramar officers tried to conduct a traffic stop at around 5:20 p.m. to a vehicle that hit several parked cars in the area near County Line Road and the Turnpike, police said.

Police said the driver bailed from the vehicle. A resident later reported seeing a man drowning in the canal behind his home in the 7700 block of Harbor Boulevard.

Fire rescue found the man and transported him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing.

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