Hours after car crashed into pond, police find body inside

Accident on rural road in Northwest Jacksonville about midnight not reported until 7 a.m.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police investigating an overnight crash on Plummer Road between Old Kings Road and U.S. 301 found a car in a pond with a body still inside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Residents of the Jacksonville Ranch Club reported hearing a loud noise about midnight but didn’t think much of it. About 7 a.m. Sunday they noticed something had crashed through a fence along the road and notified police.

Police said an older Honda was traveling east on the rural two-lane that runs between Duval and Nassau counties left the road and landed in the water. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Dive Team was called to assist police at the scene.

Police said the driver of the car was the only occupant but did not identify that person. Traffic homicide detectives were investigating.

There’s a lot of damage left along Plummer Road, with car parts and pieces of the fence where the car hit before going into water.

Police reopened Plummer Road to traffic shortly after noon.

Neighbors did not want to talk about the crash, but said speeding along the road is a problem.

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