Man dies when vehicle goes into Houston-area lake

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

FULSHEAR, Texas (AP) - A driver has died after his vehicle plunged into a Houston-area lake and witnesses who jumped into the water were unable to find him.

The Fulshear Police Department on Monday identified the victim as 22-year-old Juan Ortiz-Rodriguez of Houston. An autopsy has been ordered.

Witnesses say Ortiz-Rodriguez on Sunday night drove through an intersection, the vehicle jumped the curb and the truck went into the lake. Law enforcement officers also jumped into the water in an attempt to locate and rescue the victim.

A dive team was called in and recovered the driver's body about two hours after the accident.

Fulshear is 30 miles west of Houston.

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