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Man found in SUV that drove into Virginia pond identified

August 26, 2019 GMT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have identified a man found dead in an SUV that had been submerged in a neighborhood pond.

News outlets report Virginia Beach police said in a news release the man was 26-year-old Jeconiah M. Westmoreland.

A witness saw the vehicle drive into the water Friday morning and called 911.

The SUV could not be seen from the shore of the pond. A marine rescue team used sonar to locate the vehicle. Divers connected cables to the SUV and it was pulled out of the water.

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Police spokeswoman Linda Kuehn says the crash is being investigated as a fatal accident. Officials don’t believe anything suspicious happened.

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