Car ripped apart in crash on Lee Blvd in Lehigh Acres leaving one dead
One person died and another person was seriously injured in a crash on Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres, Wednesday morning.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, Andy Gonzalez, 23, and Roxana Castro, 23, were the victims in the single-car crash.
FHP says their car was headed east on Lee Blvd when the vehicle traveled off the roadway and collided with a tree, causing the car to spin then hit another tree.
Gonzalez was driving and was ejected after hitting the tree. He suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.
Castro suffered fatal injuries when her seat became detached and ejected from the car.
The vehicle was ripped in half and destroyed in the crash.
Friends say Castro and Gonzalez were a couple and have a child together.
With mom now gone and dad seriously injured, neighbor Chris Freshwater, says he can’t stop thinking about their young son, saying, “I feel really bad for the boy. I lost my dad when I was younger, so I know what he’s going to be going through when he gets older, and it’s not going to be easy. I feel really bad for him.”
This is not the first incident where Gonzalez has been involved in a deadly crash. On April 30, 2017, he collided with 82-year-old Ernest Wayne Peterson causing fatal injuries to Peterson. Gonzalez was charged with Vehicular Homicide crash but was found not guilty.
Castro was listed in the report as a passenger in the car during that 2017 crash as well.
The most recent crash is still under investigation.