Man dies after car veers into Gainesville retention pond

Authorities pull a vehicle out of a retention pond near Gainesville Thursday. WGFL

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story, based on an interview with the Highway Patrol, described the driver as a woman. The driver was later identified as a man.

A man died Thursday morning after his car ran into a retention pond off Highway 231, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said..

The Highway Patrol responded to the wreck around 7:30 a.m. and found the car flipped over into the pond.

The Alachua County Dive Team responded and found the body of a man inside the vehicle, troopers said.

It's still unclear what caused the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

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