11-Year-Old Ohio Boy Dies After SUV Goes Into Pond

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old boy has become the second person to die after an SUV in plunged into a pond in Ohio’s capital city.

Columbus police say 11-year-old Leta Galagalo died Monday at a hospital where he was taken after the SUV he was riding in ran into the pond at an apartment complex Saturday. Divers had pulled the boy and 55-year-old Dereje Kume from the submerged vehicle.

The 55-year-old Kume died Sunday from his injuries.

A 7-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy injured in the crash were hospitalized in stable condition.

Police say the driver escaped from the SUV. They say she didn’t appear to have any visible injuries.

Investigators believe the driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to park it and drove into the pond.


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