Man dies after being submerged in pond

Car submerged

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WICHITA, Kansas — Wichita police say a 29-year-old man died after being submerged Monday afternoon.

It happened in the 3800 block of North Webb Road around 4:30 p.m.

Rescue crews say a 29-year-old disabled man was inside his pickup when it suddenly jumped the curb of a parking lot, then splashed into the pond.

Someone at a nearby business called 911, and said they thought a truck had gone into the water.

At this time, investigators say they’re not sure what caused the accident.

“We believe there was a medical or mechanical issue with either the truck or the driver and that’s what we’re sorting out now that caused the vehicle to go forward over the curb and into the water,” said Lt. Doug Nolte, Wichita Police Department.

Investigators say the driver did have a medical condition, but they’re not sure if that’s what led to the submersion.

 

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