A 20-year-old man was arrested by The Florida Highway Patrol after troopers say his van crossed into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision that killed the driver of the second vehicle on New Year’s Eve.
The crash happened on Palm Beach Boulevard near Shoreland Drive, east of I-75 in Lee County, just before 1 p.m. on Thursday.
A 28-year-old man from Fall River, Massachusetts, was killed in the crash.
Alfredo Alvarado Calel, of Fort Myers, was driving eastbound on Palm Beach Blvd. when the driver in the sedan was westbound on the roadway. Investigators say the van crossed over into westbound lanes on Palm Beach Blvd. into the path of the sedan, causing a head-on crash.
Calel sustained serious injuries in the crash.
He was arrested for driving without a license and causing death or serious injury with a vehicle.
He remains in Lee County Jail on a $200,000 bond.
FHP no longer shares the names of all those involved in traffic incidents, citing Marsy’s Law.