LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office has completed it's preliminary investigation on a fatal, head-on crash on Arc Way at Plantation Rd.
A box truck and a pickup truck were involved in the crash. The driver of the box truck was transported to hospital, but the driver of pickup truck was pronounced dead on scene.
The Sheriff's Office confirms Barrett Whitney Thompson, the driver of the pick up truck, died on scene. The driver of the box truck, Nelson Garcia Rodriguez, was transported to the hospital in serious condition, but his injuries are not life threatening.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office call center received a 911 call regarding a head on crash located that the intersection of Plantation Road and Arc Way. The complainant stated that two vehicles had struck each other head on and the driver of one of the vehicles was possibly deceased.
Due to the nature of the incident, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit were assigned to continue the investigation.
Preliminary information revealed a 2014 red Ryder box truck driven by Nelson Garcia Rodriguez was traveling north bound on Plantation Road. As the box truck approach Arc Way, Barrett Whitney Thompson, the driver of a 2001 silver Dodge 1500 pick up, was traveling east bound on Arc Way and failed to stop at the intersection.The silver Dodge pick up attempted to make a right turn onto Plantation Road from Arc Way and entered into the path of the red Ryder box truck. The driver of the red Ryder box truck was unsuccessful at evading the crash and struck the silver Dodge head on. After impact the silver Dodge rotated clockwise coming to rest facing west bound on Plantation Road. The red Ryder box truck jackknifed and exited the roadway onto the shoulder of the roadway.
WINK News spoke exclusively with witness Hayden Harris who says he tried to help Thompson, but another woman who stopped to help couldn't get a pulse.