No arrest made yet after suspect vehicle found in deadly hit-and-run

Fort Myers Police Department responded to a deadly hit-and-run crash on State Road 82 in Fort Myers near Lehigh Acres Tuesday.

According to FMPD, police were on on SR-82 near River Trent Court, where at least one person in at least one other vehicle was killed in a crash, and the driver of another vehicle involved is accused of leaving the scene.

Fort Myers Police Department takes a suspect vehicle into evidence after investigators say it was involved in a deadly hit-and-run on SR-82 in Fort Myers Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Credit: Fort Myers Police Department.

A suspect white Ford F-150 work truck with Cool Today air conditioning company decals on it was found by police, but a suspect has not been brought into custody.

A suspect was still not in custody Wednesday for the deadly hit-and-run.

“On 82, there’s always something going on,” Salim Owada said. “It’s crazy.”

Owada lives off SR-82. He didn’t see the crash but told us he saw the aftermath.

Police won’t say where they found the suspect vehicle or who was driving it, only that no one is in custody.

We spoke to Cool Today’s general manager Wednesday, and he said the company is aware of the hit-and-run investigation involving one of its trucks. He didn’t want to offer any further comment.
We reached out to Cool Today, and we were told the company had no comment at this time.

White Ford F-150 suspect vehicle. Credit: Fort Myers Police Department.
Reporter:Taylor Petras
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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