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Driver Dies After U.S. 27 Canal Crash

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SOUTHWEST RANCHES (CBSMiami) – One person was pulled from a southwest Broward canal after their vehicle crashed into a water.

Saturday, around 11:45 p.m., the Broward Sheriff’s Office received word that a vehicle had veered off the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 27 into a canal near Griffin Road.

Investigators have determined the vehicle first veered off the roadway into the east median. The drive, 28-year old Joseph Livolsi, apparently overcorrected, causing the car to veer back onto the roadway, over a guardrail, through bushes and into a canal on the west side of the highway.

Arriving fighters went into the water, broke a window and pulled Livolsi out of the vehicle. He was taken to the Cleveland Clinic Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Rescue divers searched the area for about an hour for additional victims but weren’t able to locate any.

Sheriff’s office investigators also looked into a report that a motorcycle may have been involved in the crash, but they have been unable to confirm that.

The crash happened near the intersection where Maritza Medina lost her life earlier this month.

Medina, 48, was killed on September 18 when Antonio Feliu, who was trying to escape from police after killed a woman and her daughter, slammed into her car on US 27. During a stand off with police, Feliu took his own life.

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