Published: Oct 25, 2011 5:59 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 25, 2011 10:39 PM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A member of the Fort Myers Police Department was killed in an accident today in Lehigh Acres. The two-car crash tied up traffic for hours and is still under investigation.

A 25-year-old Community Service Aide from the Fort Myers Police Department lost her life in this accident this afternoon in the intersection of Lee boulevard and Westgate Boulevard.

A short time after the accident, family members arrived on scene trying to get information about their loved one. They were consoled by Lee County Sheriff's Deputies working the crash. Meanwhile, the Florida Highway Patrol worked to find witnesses and piece together what happened. At the Fort Myers Police Department, Chief Doug Baker spoke about the loss.

"Our sympathies go out to the family. from meeting with some of the family today it's a tremendous loss for the family. her co-workers here that she worked with during her shift and people she worked with every day obviously it's difficult," Chief Doug Baker said.

As for the other driver, his name has not yet been released. He was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.