Vehicle plunges into Belle Glade canal; 2 killed

Posted at 9:36 AM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 15:06:49-04

Two people died when their vehicle rolled into a canal in Belle Glade Sunday evening, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. 

The incident happened at 8:12 p.m. in the 23000 block of Conners Highway. 

Officials say an unidentified black male was traveling westbound on Conners Highway when his 1998 Ford Contour veered to the left driving off the roadway. The vehicle went down a grassy embankment and rolled into a canal. 

The driver and the passenger, 38-year-old Sophonie Saint Hilaire, became entrapped inside the vehicle. 

Both patients were transported to Palms West Hospital where they were pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m.