Cape Coral crash under investigation for road rage

On Thursday, one person suffered life-threatening injuries, and three others were injured in a crash on Hancock Bridge Parkway in Cape Coral. Now, police say road rage may have caused the crash.

CCPD confirmed that Tiana Lassalle, 18, Walter Caboa, 19, Marli Sollitto, 19, and a 17-year old passenger were all sent to the hospital following the crash Thursday. Lassalle suffered life-threatening injuries.

Crash in Cape Coral. (Credit: WINK News)
Crash in Cape Coral. (Credit: WINK News)

According to CCPD, Lassalle was traveling west on Hancock Bridge Parkway in the outside lane, while Sollitto was traveling in the same direction on the inside lane. Lassalle veered the car into the path of Sollitto’s car causing the rear of her car to hit the front of the other.

The vehicle spun around and collided with the center median in a “T-bone” formation. Lassalle’s car was thrown into the trees, and simultaneously, Sollitto’s car collided with the side of the other vehicle. Caboa was ejected from the car.

The two cars came to a rest stacked on top of each other in the center median. Lassalle was transported by trauma to Lee Memorial Hospital. The other three were also taken to Lee Memorial.

Cape Coral police also said alcohol may be a factor in the crash as well as speed. An investigation is ongoing.

Conditions of crash victims:

  • Tiana Lassalle (Driver) – life-threatening injuries
  • Walter Caboa (Passenger) – serious injuries
  • Marli Sollitto (Driver) – non-life-threatening injuries
  • Unnamed 17-year-old female (Passenger) – non-life-threatening injuries
Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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