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Belle Glade woman killed after vehicle crashes into canal

Passenger escapes wreck with minor injuries
Posted at 12:46 PM, Jan 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-17 12:49:19-05

BELLE GLADE, Fla. — A 38-year-old woman died after her vehicle crashed into a canal early Sunday morning in Belle Glade, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

The wreck happened just after 2 a.m. in the 1500 block of Torry Island Road.

An incident report said that Palm Beach County Fire Rescue personnel and deputies responded to Torry Island because of a person screaming for help.

Harelle Dennard, 25, told authorities that the driver, Elizabeth Robinson, drove her vehicle into the canal while he was inside.

Dennard was able to get out but Robinson was unaccounted for.

Fire rescue divers found the vehicle in the canal, but it was unoccupied.

Robinson's body was later located about a quarter of a mile north in the main canal at about 11:45 a.m.

The medical examiner's office determined Robinson's death was accidental with no foul play.

Dennard suffered minor injuries.