LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Highway Patrol has released the names of those involved in a fatal crash that happened at US 41 and Sanibel Blvd. just before 3:00 p.m. yesterday.
FHP said 40-year-old Kyla Nesmith was pronounced dead on the scene. Nesmith was a passenger in the Chevy Cavalier that 27-year-old Shannon Mitchell was driving. Mitchell was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the Toyota Tacoma, identified as 42-year-old Paul Jenkins, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Gulf Coast Hospital.
According to FHP, a trooper tried to pull over Mitchell's vehicle, but as the officer approached, he fled. The trooper did not pursue him.
Mitchell's vehicle reached speeds of 90 miles per hour, crossed a median, overturned and hit a pickup truck head-on.