Frederick County Maryland

Man Dies After Crashing Into Pond in Frederick County: Authorities

First responders were called to the retaining pond behind the CVS at 5414 Rotary Avenue, off of Old National Pike in New Market, Maryland.

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A man died early Wednesday after crashing into a pond in Frederick County, Maryland, authorities said. 

He was identified as 76-year-old Ki Ho Lam, of Frederick.

First responders were called at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday to the retaining pond behind the CVS at 5414 Rotary Avenue, off of Old National Pike in New Market, Maryland, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said. 

Deputies said they found the victim, who was the only person in the car, drowning. A vehicle was also fully submerged in the water when they arrived on scene.

Fire crews searched the pond, rescued Lam and took him to the hospital in critical condition, authorities said.

"After several life-saving measures by Emergency Medical Services personnel... Ki Ho Lam, age 76, of Frederick, died at approximately 1 a.m., [Wednesday]," the sheriff's office said in a news release.

The sheriff's office determined that there was no foul play in the crash, but did not provide a cause.

This is a developing story. Refresh for updates.

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