Car plunges off pier near Port of Los Angeles

Cargo cranes at the Port of Los Angeles.
Cargo cranes at the Port of Los Angeles.
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Divers broke a car window to pull a man from a car that plunged into 10 feet of water near the Port of Los Angeles.

L.A. Fire spokesman Brian Humphrey initially said the driver was hospitalized and in grave condition Saturday; he died later Saturday.

Witnesses told authorities the car left the roadway and landed upside down in the water along Navy Way, which runs through the sprawling port complex.

Humphrey said the water is so murky that divers needed flashlights to see just a few feet ahead.

There were no passengers in the car.

Crews will use a crane to remove the vehicle.

This story has been updated.

Correction: The car plunged from a pier near the Port of Los Angeles, but not at the port.