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One Dead After Car Drives Off Fishing Pier Near Skyway Bridge

One person has died after a car crashed off a fishing pier near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Authorities have identified the driver, who was killed, as 52-year-old Richard K. McCrocklin, of Eustis.
 
The crash was reported after 2 p.m. on Dec. 23.
 
The driver crashed his car through the concrete barrier at one end of the pier, authorities said. 
 
Rescue crews recovered the car, a red Mercedez, about two hours after the crash was reported. 
 
The investigation is ongoing.
 

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