MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- One person is dead after a early morning crash on Marco Island. The driver, 22-year-old Andrew Roubicek, has been arrested for leaving the scene.
The passenger who had sustained fatal injuries was identified as 20-year-old Shayne William Murray, of Marco Island.
On Monday at 2:23 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Jamaica Road reference a single-vehicle crash. The caller noted that an individual was observed walking eastbound away from the scene of the crash.
Officers arrived two minutes later and saw a 2008 Maroon Jeep Grand Cherokee which had sustained heavy damage and a significant amount of vehicle debris strewn about the roadway and yards. Marco Island Police and Fire Rescue personnel immediately discovered a male who had sustained obvious fatal injuries lying in the swale of 1423 Jamaica Rd.
Preliminary investigation at the scene indicates that the Jeep was travelling south on Jamaica Rd, when it entered the curve, drove off the roadway at Trinidad, and proceeded down the sidewalk and swale before rolling over at least once.
During the course of the investigation, Marco Island Officers determined that the driver had fled the scene, and a Collier County Sheriffs Office K-9 unit was requested to assist.
Marco Island Police Officers on the scene were familiar with the decedent and began to search the area for his associates. The CCSO K-9 tracked the suspect from the scene to the area of Greenview St. Marco Island Police Officers located Roubicek exiting a home on Greenview. Roubicek confessed to driving the vehicle that was involved in the crash. Roubicek was arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal accident and transported to a local medical facility for an evidentiary blood draw and then subsequently taken to the Collier County Jail. Additional charges are pending.
The Marco Island Police Department Traffic Homicide Investigation Team is conducting the investigation assisted by members of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Safety and Traffic Enforcement Bureau.