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Okeechobee woman dies after crashing into canal in St. Lucie County

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 17:02:32-04

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. -- An Okeechobee woman died Wednesday morning after crashing into a canal in St. Lucie County.

Florida Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Shannon Wakelee was driving a 2013 Ford Focus eastbound on State Road 70 at 6:36 a.m., when her vehicle traveled through the grass median and across the westbound lanes of traffic.

Wakelee's car continued across the northern grass shoulder and into a canal, where it became completely submerged under water with Wakelee at the wheel.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.