ESTERO, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened Sunday morning in Estero.
The crash was reported just before 10:00 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Slalom Course Court and Barefoot Ski Boulevard. FHP says 72-year-old Ruthann McBride was traveling east on Slalom Course Court, failed to negotiate a curve and drove onto the east grass shoulder.
McBride's car continued a short distance and struck a palm tree. McBride was pronounced dead by paramedics on scene. No one else was in the car. FHP says McBride was not wearing a seatbelt. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.