Two Killed in Wrong-Way Crash in Cape Coral, Florida


May 06, 2019

CAPE CORAL, FL. – According to an online news report posted at news-press.com, two people were killed in a wrong-way vehicle crash in Cape Coral, Florida. News-Press reports that investigating officers found one of the drivers was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the crash.*

The accident took place at approximately 10:20 p.m. on April 29 on Southwest Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. The Cape Coral Police Department and News-Press report that a 2005 Dodge Ram was traveling east in the westbound lane of Pine Island Road. In the 1600 block of the roadway, the Ram approached a westbound 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Investigators say that both drivers swerved to try to avoid an accident, but they swerved in the same direction. The front driver’s side of the Ram then crashed into the front passenger’s side of the Grand Caravan. Upon impact, the Ram spun around, while the Grand Caravan rolled over and landed on its roof in the median.

Officers with the Cape Coral Police Department said they arrived at the scene to find the driver of the Ram climbing out of his truck and yelling for them to help the people in the Grand Caravan. News-Press reports both occupants of the Grand Caravan died of their injuries. The 46-year-old male driver died at the scene, and the 20-year-old male passenger died at Lee Memorial Hospital. Both men were from Cape Coral. 

News-Press further reports that the Ram driver, identified as a 35-year-old man from Cape Coral, reportedly sustained minor injuries in the wreck and was resisting officers. Police found that he had a blood alcohol content of .181 and also had amphetamines and marijuana in his system. The news report says he was arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI property damage, and violation of probation. 

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Source:https://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/2019/04/30/cape-coral-police-investigating-fatal-crash-pine-island-road/3624730002/

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