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Driver ID'd after truck flips in Belle Glade canal

Posted: 8:45 AM, Feb 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-26 20:41:51Z

A driver has died after a vehicle plunged into a canal Monday morning in Belle Glade.

Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said crews responded to reports from an OnStar indicating a vehicle was rolled over in the 1030 block of Belle Glade Rd.

Firefighters arrived in the area around 6 a.m. and began a search for the possible crash.

After an extensive search, Borroto said they discovered the vehicle in a canal with the occupant still inside.

Divers rescued the driver from the vehicle and transported the person to a hospital in critical condition.

He later died at Lakeside Medical Center, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. He was identified as 63-year-old Melvin D. Spooner, Jr.

The cause of the crash has not been released.