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Brandon man killed after Audi crashes through fence and into pond

The Highway Patrol did not say if he was wearing a seatbelt.
Troopers released photos of the crashed car after it had been pulled from a retention pond, where it was once fully submerged Wednesday morning.
Troopers released photos of the crashed car after it had been pulled from a retention pond, where it was once fully submerged Wednesday morning. [ Florida Highway Patrol ]
Published Jan. 20
Updated Jan. 20

BRANDON — A 27-year-old man died Wednesday morning after his Audi sedan crashed through a chainlink fence and into a retention pond, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The man, of Brandon, was driving southbound on Brandon Parkway near Lumsden Road when he lost control of the vehicle “for an unknown reason,” troopers said. The car became fully submerged in the pond.

The Highway Patrol did not say which part of the crash killed the man or if he was wearing a seatbelt.

There was no passenger in the car and no injuries to pedestrians, troopers said.

The Highway Patrol did not release the man’s identity because of its interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2018. The law is meant to protect crime victims, but it deprives the public of information that had long been made available in Florida under the state’s public records law.