Au­thor­i­ties: Con­struc­tion worker killed

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL & STATE - By Michael Wil­liams

A con­struc­tion worker was killed af­ter his truck fell into a re­ten­tion pond at the Mar­gar­i­taville Re­sort in Kis­sim­mee, ac­cord­ing to the Florida High­way Pa­trol.

About 3 p.m. Thurs­day, Ro­ge­lio Gon­za­lez Aponte, 58, was driv­ing near a re­ten­tion pond when his truck’s left wheels slipped to­ward the pond, FHP Lt. Kim Montes said. The truck went into the pond, trap­ping Aponte un­der­wa­ter.

Montes said sev­eral of Aponte’s co­work­ers used con­struc­tion equip­ment to put the truck up­right, but they could not find Aponte.

Aponte’s body was found by divers Fri­day morn­ing, Montes said.

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