A man in his 70s was found dead inside a Honda Civic that plunged into a canal near Miami International Airport Monday morning.
Miami-Dade police are investigating what caused the car to roll into the canal along the 6700 block of Perimeter Road.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue assisted in pulling the vehicle out of the water and found the body inside.
Witnesses told police the Civic was traveling west on Perimeter Road. At a curve, the car drove off the road and into the water, police said.
It’s unclear if the unidentified driver lost control or if he suffered a medical emergency.
Police are awaiting a report from the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office on the driver’s cause of death.
The victim’s name has not been released.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.