Driver found at hospital after truck goes into water off I-75
Authorities responded to a truck in a retention pond off southbound I-75 in Lee County Monday night. The driver was never found at the scene because they had already been taken to a hospital.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were on scene along the on-ramp for I-75 at exit 128 of Alico Road, where a truck appeared to have gone off the roadway into a retention pond. Members of Lee County Sheriff’s Office and San Carlos Park Fire Department dive teams entered the water and accessed the vehicle with no person inside.
There was a complete roadblock that cleared after the truck was completely removed from the water.
Juan Miguel Jarquin, 51 was the driver in the crash but was not located or identified Monday night at the crash sight. He was later found at the hospital after being taken there by a passerby following the crash.
Iona McGregor Fire District, Florida Highway Patrol, Cape Coral Fire Department, Estero Fire Department and Lee County EMS all responded to the scene during the search for Jarquin and the removal of the truck.
Jarquin faces charges for Careless Driving and Operating Without a Drivers License.