Authorities found a submerged vehicle in a pond on Tuesday morning and, after divers were called in, it was found that the driver got out safely and went on to work.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was called to 12504 Old Dayton Pike at approximately 6:35 a.m. When deputies arrived a maroon vehicle was located submerged in the water. Due to the fact it was unknown if the driver and/or passengers could possibly be still in the vehicle, members of the HCSO dive team were called to the scene.
The divers, using the Video Ray Pro 4 (ROV), searched the submerged vehicle as well as the area in and around it and nothing was found. The vehicle, a 2000 maroon Jaguar was pulled from the water by a local wrecker service. The HCSO divers then checked the pond area making sure it was clear.
The driver, identified as 25-year-old Vicente Trejo-Velasco, returned to the scene after several hours. He advised the traffic investigator he was traveling too fast, lost control of the vehicle and ended up in the water. He walked to his residence before going to work.
The investigation is ongoing and is being handled by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division.