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Man dies when car flips over into water

Man drove off road, over retaining wall, into water below

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ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – A man died Monday when he drove his car over a retaining wall and fell into the water below on U.S. 441 near the Paynes Prairie State Park, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Jose Juan Gonzalez Lazu, 46, was driving north on U.S. 441 when he veered off the road and continued over the retaining wall. His Honda Accord flipped when driving over the wall and landed on its roof, almost completely submerged.

A dive team from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office responded and pulled Lazu's body from the water.