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Driver identified after fatal crash into St. Lucie County canal

Posted at 10:49 AM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 05:34:05-04

The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the driver who died when a pickup crashed into a St. Lucie County Canal Monday morning.

70-year-old Frank Dempsey Shuman, of Fort Pierce, was westbound on Sebastian Road when his vehicle crashed into the water at E. Seminole Road, FHP said.


The crash happened near Lakewood Park Regional Park.

When crews arrived the pickup was partially submerged in the water and Shuman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.