Two people have severe injuries after car crash on I-75 in Fort Myers

Published: September 25, 2019 9:59 PM EDT
Updated: September 26, 2019 10:07 AM EDT
Screenshot of the car fire. (Credit: WINK News)
Screenshot of the car fire. (Credit: WINK News)

A three-vehicle car crash made a fiery scene along Interstate 75 in Fort Myers Wednesday evening.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, three vehicles were driving down I-75 southbound approaching the Alico Road Overpass in the inside lane when the vehicle in the front, driven by Yadira Sanchez, 34, came to a disabled stop in the lane.

The vehicle directly behind the lead vehicle, driven by Ana Maria Arce Valdes, 26, was successful at slowing down when the vehicle in front slowed down.

The third vehicle in the back of the group of cars, driven by Jesus Purdon, 37, failed to slow down and rear ended the vehicle in the middle, which caused that car to hit the lead car, which then became engulfed in flames.

The back end of the middle vehicle also went up in flames.

The driver of the middle vehicle suffered critical injuries from the collision. The other two drivers escaped with no injuries.