2 people killed after car crashes into canal in Immokalee

The Florida Highway Patrol just wrapped up a preliminary investigation of a fatal crash on SR-29, one mile south of Farm Worker Way.

The crash involved a 2004 Saturn Vue that crashed through a guardrail wasn’t strong enough to prevent the vehicle from going into a canal around 10:30 this morning.

The driver of the Saturn— Coyest Clark Simmons, 76, of Immokalee— was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and ran off the road, according to the FHP.

Authorities say Simmons, and a 76-year-old female passenger were transported to the North Collier Hospital Northeast where they were pronounced dead.

The road was shut down but has since reopened.

It’s unclear if either driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the FHP.

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