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Authorities identify body found inside vehicle recovered from Alachua County pond

The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the driver of a Toyota Rav4 that overturned into a pond on Dec. 14/WGFL.

The Florida Highway Patrol has identified a 29-year-old man whose body was found inside a vehicle recovered from a pond last week.

Troopers say Bion Middleton of Jacksonville died early Thursday morning after his Toyota Rav4 overturned into a pond on State Road 231.

A report released on Monday says Middleton was traveling south on when the vehicle veered to the right. It says Middleton pulled the wheel too hard to the left, causing the vehicle to travel across both lanes of traffic, onto the shoulder where it overturned into the pond.

A passerby called the crash in.

Middleton's family has created a GoFundMe account here.

Note: Authorities on Thursday initially described the driver as a female.

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