Driver found dead after car plunges into Indian River Lagoon

- Police are still investigating why a man drove a vehicle into the Indian River Lagoon.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Kiwanis Park, which sits underneath the Melbourne Causeway. Police say the driver of this SUV drove into the river as a nearby fisherman was watching.  The fisherman jumped into the three feet of water to try and save the driver, but couldn’t find him.

The Melbourne Police Dive Team located the driver deceased underneath the car, and believe it may have been intentional based on interviews with family members, and tire marks left in the grass.

Police are still trying to notify next of kin before they release the driver’s identify 

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