LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A woman was hospitalized Friday night after a state trooper's car clipped hers on I-75. 28-year-old Crystal McClure lost her unborn child after the crash.
Both vehicles were driving southbound between Colonial and Daniels on I-75. The incident report says trooper Gustavo Reyes' patrol car clipped the left rear bumper of a Jeep Cherokee, driven by 29-year-old Christopher McClure of North Fort Myers. The Cherokee rolled over, ejected McClure and his wife, who was in the front passenger seat. It's not known if they were wearing seat belts.
Trooper Reyes brought his car to a stop; he was not hurt.
Crystal McClure was pregnant and lost her unborn child.
The McClures' 1-year-old son was restrained in a child safety seat, in the back seat of the Cherokee. the boy was not ejected from the vehicle.
The trooper was not responding to an emergency call, and did not have the emergency lights on, so there is no dash-cam video of the crash. The Florida Highway Patrol also says Trooper Reyes has a good record with the agency. He is taking a few days off as personal leave.