MELBOURNE, Florida - A Brevard County woman has died after a golf cart she was driving plunged into a canal on Sunday, October 9, 2016.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 40-year-old Tammy Russell of Melbourne, Florida was driving a golf cart just after midnight in a grassy area behind her residence located on Whispering Oaks Circle in Melbourne.
For an unknown reason, the golf cart traveled down an embankment and overturned into a water-filled canal. The woman was unable to escape from the golf cart and drowned.
Alcohol was not a factor in the accident, according to FHP.
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