Vehicle crashes into White Trout Lake; driver charged

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2017, 1:38 PM EST

A 21-year-old man faces charges after the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said he crashed his vehicle into White Trout Lake.

  • Leroy Henry faces several charges
  • Vehicle driven into White Trout Lake

Leroy Henry was charged with fleeing to elude, driving with a suspended license and leaving the scene of a crash, among other charges.

The incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. Friday. A deputy witnessed a vehicle swerving in the area of Waters Avenue and Himes Avenue and attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled.

Witnesses later told deputies that a vehicle had crashed into the lake.

A witness and three deputies jumped into the lake to see whether anyone was in the vehicle, and a dive team was able to determine nobody was inside.

A woman later arrived at the scene and told deputies she received a call from her son, who said he had been involved in a crash.

Deputies found a man "soaking wet" in the area of Sligh Avenue and Himes Avenue. He was identified as Henry and faces charges.