CAPE CORAL, FL - Spencer Crutchley says he believes a traffic light at the intersection of Pine Island Road and Skyline Boulevard could save lives and possibly could have saved his brother in law, Lee County Deputy Scott Wheeler. Wheeler was killed when his motorcycle, moving at a high rate of speed according to police, struck a car turning onto Pine Island road.
Crutchley says he has sat and counted cars in the intersection and believes that the volume of traffic warrants a light. But D-O-T officials say no. Debbie Tower, with F-D-O-T says her agency goes by different requirements when choosing an intersection to get a traffic signal. She says, her agency has done a several studies and the light is not warranted.
Crutchley says he will make another move Tuesday morning when he puts 130+ self made traffic signals near the intersection. He says it represents the number of accidents that have happened in the last 5 years.