|Published:||Mar 20, 2013 10:44 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 21, 2013 8:00 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla. - Wink News is learning more about the 57-year old woman who was killed in a car crash early Wednesday morning in Naples.
Linda Daneau of Bonita Springs died after the driver of a speeding car hit her at US-41 near Old Trail Drive.
Police say 72-year old James Hogan was speeding Southbound on US-41 just after 10 a.m. when he crossed over the median in his red Mustang and hit Daneau's SUV.
"Devastating to think that someone's carelessness took her life," said neighbor Dorothy Finney.
"Sad because I don't think that was supposed to happen to such a nice person," said neighbor Cierra Irizarry.
Finney says the 57-year old has lived in her Bonita Springs neighborhood for just a few months.
"We always waved at each other when she went by, it's unbelievable. She was a lovely lady and she was taking car of her mother and I just heard the news," she said.
It took first responders close to two hours to get Daneau out of her Honda Pilot. Crews had to use the jaws of life to pull Hogan from his Mustang. But officials say the driver of third car in the silver Dodge, was not hurt.
"It was very serious, the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and of course you have the Southbound, so you combine the speeds together, very severe impact," said Lt. John Barkley with Naple's PD.
The roads were shut down for hours as investigators, officers and fire fighters responded to the deadly crash.
An exact cause of the crash has not been determined yet and the investigation is ongoing. Hogan is recovering at Lee Memorial Hospital.
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