LEE COUNTY, Fla.- An 18-year-old Lehigh Acres man has died from injuries sustained in a serious car accident that took place Monday afternoon. The victim has been identified as John Thomas Simpson.
On Monday August 6th, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle crash with serious injures near the intersection of State Road 82 and Rue Labeau Circle in Lehigh Acres. Due to the nature of the incident, a Traffic Homicide Detective with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit responded to investigate.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2000 Lincoln Town Car was traveling westbound on State Road 82 and a 2010 Toyota Prius was traveling eastbound on State Road 82. The driver of the Town Car lost control of his vehicle and crossed left of center into the path of the Prius. The driver of the Prius took evasive action but was unable to avoid the impact, striking the Town Car in the driver side door. This impact caused both vehicles to rotate and come to final rest in the eastbound lanes of State Road 82.
The driver and passenger of the Prius were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. They are identified as:
Deborah Kay Cowans, 57, of 2618 Brewton Court in Clearwater (Driver), and Bessie Philips Robinson, 68, of 9730 Taylor Rose Lane in Seminole (Passenger).
Cowans has been treated and released and Robinson remains hospitalized.
The driver and only occupant of the Town Car, Simpson, was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. He died the following day as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash.