1 dead, 1 seriously injured in head-on crash in North Fort Myers

A 58-year-old female passenger in a sedan died in a head-on collision in North Fort Myers on Friday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The deadly two-vehicle crash occurred at around 6:45 p.m. on US-41 near Mariana Avenue, according to a news release.

State troopers confirmed a sedan driven by an 80-year-old woman, of North Fort Myers, was making a left turn and failed to yield to the right of way, colliding with a second vehicle. The driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital. Her passenger died.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 27-year-old woman of Fort Myers, sustained minor injuries. Two children, ages 7 and 10, in the car also sustained minor injuries.

Emergency medical services took the mother and child in the southbound vehicle to Golisano Children’s Hospital as a precautionary measure.

The crash shut down traffic on the southbound lanes of US-41 for a few hours.

The Florida Highway Patrol no longer names those involved in crashes, citing Marsy’s Law. 

Reporter:Breana Ross
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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