NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- An elderly woman has died after a two-vehicle crash on northbound US 41 at Powell Dr. that happened on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.
Patricia Durocher was treated at Lee Memoral Hospital and released, however, Ruth Babski, 89, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Due to the nature of the incident, a Traffic Homicide Detective with the Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit was assigned to investigate.
Preliminary details indicate a 1997, white, Corvette, driven by 69-year-old Joseph Recarey, was southbound on Business U.S. 41 and entered the left turn lane to Powell Drive, behind a yellow S.U.V. (possibly a Ford). After coming to a stop and waiting a period of time, Recarey pulled to the right of the S.U.V., went around the vehicle and began his turn on to Powell Drive. Patricia Durocher was driving north on Business U.S. 41 in a 2007, red, Honda. The vehicles collided in the intersection.
Detectives would like to speak with the driver of the yellow S.U.V. who may have witnessed the crash. The driver, or anyone who may know the identity of the driver, is asked to call the Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit at (239) 477-1636.
The investigation continues.