Major intersection in Cape Coral poses danger for drivers

Published: March 8, 2018 5:15 PM EST
Updated: March 8, 2018 6:10 PM EST

Kenneth Graves faced a vehicular manslaughter charge for a deadly crash in his first court appearance Thursday.

Colin Fogle lives just a block away from where the Thanksgiving Day crash happened last year.

“We were coming home from the sister-in-laws for dinner and traffic was backed up both directions…ambulances, cop cars,” Fogle said.

The crash tied up Veteran’s Parkway at Country Club Blvd. for hours and left a 32-year-old woman dead.

Brent Simpson’s home security cameras caught the moments before the deadly crash, video he says he turned over to the Cape Coral Police Department.

“They marked off the area, they used my cameras to adjust the speed, see how fast he was going. They were here three times doing that,” Simpson said.

But Simpson and other neighbors say crashes at that intersection happen too often.

“Every time I come out here, somebody’s always running the light,” Simpson said.

“There’s probably an accident maybe once a month up there or so,” added Cape Coral resident Stephen Sobul.

Cape police say this a major intersection, so crashes are going to happen. But their traffic and patrol units tend to focus on this area. Still, neighbors say something needs to change.

“People need to slow down. Just think about what you’re doing out here,” Simpson said.