One Killed, Four Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in North Fort Myers, Florida
NORTH FORT MYERS, FL. – According to a news report published online at news-press.com, one person was killed and four others were injured in a single-vehicle accident in North Fort Myers, Florida. Three of the injured persons were children, according to the news report. The cause of the accident is still not known.*
On the evening of April 20, a family from North Port, Florida, was traveling in a 2000 Jeep Wrangler on U.S. Highway 41 South. The occupants of the Jeep included a man (the driver), a woman, a 5-year-old girl, an 8-year-old boy, and an 11-year-old boy. At about 10 p.m., the man lost control of the Jeep in the area of U.S. 41 and Avenue A.
The Jeep reportedly hit the median on the highway, then ran off the roadway, overturned multiple times, and landed in a ditch. The male driver was ejected from the vehicle during the wreck. News-Press reports that he died at the scene of the accident.
News-Press also reports that the adult female passenger and the 5-year-old girl were critically injured and transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. Both the 8-year-old and 11-year-old boys reportedly suffered minor injuries and were also taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. No current medical statuses were included in the report.
Florida Highway Patrol Troopers have not finished their investigation of the accident, and they had not yet released any information about the cause of the collision at the time the News-Press report was published online. News-Press states this is the 39th deadly traffic accident to happen in Lee County, Florida, where North Fort Myers is located.
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