Man dead after car plunges into Miami Springs canal, but when?

MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. – One person is dead after authorities found a car submerged in a Miami Springs canal Thursday morning, according to police.

Authorities responded just after 9:15 a.m. near the intersection of South Melrose Drive and Osage Drive, officials said.

Several units responded, including a dive team, and fire rescue crews pulled a man out of the submerged car. He was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital.

According to a spokesperson for the Miami Springs Police Department, officials aren’t sure exactly when the car went in the water.

Officials haven’t publicly identified the victim.

Miami-Dade traffic homicide detectives are investigating.

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