Published: May 15, 2011 7:09 PM EDT
Updated: May 15, 2011 7:10 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Fort Myers woman is dead following a car accident Sunday morning on Interstate 75.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the left rear tire of a Chevy Tracker suffered a tread separation near mile marker 119.

The driver lost control and the vehicle veered off the roadway into the grass median, overturning several times.

The female passenger was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver suffered serious injuries.