Authorities search for the hit-and-run driver in a head-on collision
A man is on the run after fleeing the scene of a head-on collision Saturday evening.
Those witnessing the horrific incident remember the sound of screeching tires and a loud crash along Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. A driver in a gold Jeep Cherokee speed out in front of oncoming traffic, crashing into another car head-on.
“He just kept flooring the gas and pushed the car back and just you know swerved through traffic,” said Matthew Meinecke, a witness. “Narrowly missed another car. Just real vicious Like he had nothing to lose.”
Chester Rogers, who was painting near the intersection where the hit-and-run crash happened, said he had seen his fair share of crashes on the island. He has painted at the same spot for nearly a decade.
“How do people keep doing that stuff?” Rogers said. “Hit and runs, man. Every night. I love the entertainment.”
The driver in the other vehicle was not hurt.
But to those who saw the hit-and-run crash said the suspect driver looks to be a man in his 30’s with long hair and tattoos on his body. They hope justice will be served.
“We need to get this guy in custody,” Meinecke said.