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Two Women Tragically Killed in Alligator Alley Canal Accident

December 20, 2021

FLORIDA - A news article published on reports on a tragic, deadly Interstate 75 Alligator Alley Canal accident.  According to the accident report, a blown tire caused an SUV to lose control and plunge into an Alligator Alley canal.*  The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a 47-year-old woman and her 22-year-old passenger were both tragically killed. 

Good samaritans saved a 40-year-old woman and two 2-year-olds.  According to Broward County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Michael Kane, the victims were treated at the accident scene for non-life-threatening injuries.  All five accident victims were from North Fort Myers. 

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the SUV's left rear tire blew near mile marker 29 on I-75W.  The SUV then crossed over the outside grass shoulder, crashed through a barbed-wire fence, trees, and down into a canal.  While the SUV plunged into the water and began to submerge, motorists stopped to render aid and helped to pull out the surviving passengers.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that the driver was transported to Cleveland Clinic, and a passenger was transported to the Broward Health Medical Center.  The report states that both women were in cardiac arrest and tragically passed away.  The fatal accident is currently under investigation.

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