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3 injured in crash on SR-82 in Lehigh Acres

Three people were sent to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash involving a sheriff’s deputy Thursday morning on SR-82 in Lehigh Acres.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Acquimene Louis XVI, 52, was headed westbound in a construction zone near Rod and Gun Club Road, and tried to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone. Louis collided with an oncoming vehicle driven by Kendra Rivera, 18, of Clearwater.

Deputy Holly Christiano was following Louis when Louis attempted to make the pass, and Christiano’s patrol car was struck by Louis’ car as it spun after hitting Rivera’s.

Louis was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Rivera and a passenger, Martray Harris, were transported to Lee Memorial with serious injuries.

Christiano was not injured.

The crash happened around 8:20 a.m.

Charges are pending, according to the FHP.

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