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FHP identifies Lutz driver who died after crashing into pond during seizure

By Donovan Harrell, Times Staff Writer
Published: March 13, 2018 Updated: March 13, 2018 at 04:01 PM
A vehicle plunged into the water at Wesley Chapel District Park on Monday evening with three people inside, according to Pasco Fire Rescue. Two made it out of the vehicle and one was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. [Pasco Fire Rescue]

WESLEY CHAPEL The Florida Highway Patrol identified a Lutz motorist who died after suffering a seizure and then crashing into a pond as 22-year-old David Lamontagne Jr.

The crash took place at about 8:26 p.m. Monday night. Lamontagne was driving west in the driveway of the Pasco County Recreation Center at 7727 Boyette Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

He suffered a seizure, lost control of his 2002 Hyundai Sonata, causing the vehicle to jump a curb and plunge into a pond. The vehicle ended up underwater.

Hayden Breezewhite, 21, and Matthew Franklin, 22, both of Lutz, were riding in the car. They managed to escape and were not injured, the FHP said.

Lamontagne was taken to Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, where he later died from his injuries.

Breezewhite, who was dating Lamotagne, declined comment to the Times. She posted a tribute to him on Facebook.