1 killed, 4 injured in crash on Corkscrew Road east of Alico Road

Published: August 25, 2021 4:50 PM EDT
Updated: August 25, 2021 8:13 PM EDT
(Right to left) Above are a sedan and a pickup truck that were involved in a deadly crash. Florida Highway Patrol responded to a deadly crash involving a sedan and a pickup truck on Corkscrew Rd. in Lee County Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. Credit: Florida Highway Patrol.

A 19-year-old woman from Immokalee was killed and four others were hospitalized after a crash on Corkscrew Road between Alico Road and Burgundy Farms Road in Lee County Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened around 1:45 p.m. and eastbound lanes were shut down for hours before the road reopened.

According to the crash report, the driver of a sedan was traveling west on Corkscrew Rd. east of Alico, approaching a curve in the road. At the same time, those traveling in a pickup truck were heading east on Corkscrew, approaching the curve.

Investigators say the sedan lost control and ended up in the path of the pickup truck, hitting it head-on.

The 19-year-old who died was a passenger of the pickup truck and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another 19-year-old woman from Immokalee, who was also a passenger in the truck, was taken to the hospital to treat serious injuries. The truck’s driver and another passenger were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the sedan was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Above is a pickup truck that was involved in a deadly crash. Florida Highway Patrol responded to a deadly crash involving a sedan and a pickup truck on Corkscrew Rd. in Lee County Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. Credit: Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash remains under investigation. There was no information about whether charges will factor into the crash.

Florida Highway Patrol no longer releases names of anyone in its crash reports, citing Marsy’ Law.