2 people killed after dump truck runs red light, T-bones car in Olga

Published: May 18, 2022 9:12 AM EDT
Updated: May 18, 2022 11:55 AM EDT
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A dump truck damaged after running a red light and T-boning a car in a deadly Olga crash. Credit: WINK News

Both occupants of a car were killed when a dump truck running a red light crashed into them at an Olga intersection on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a dump truck driven by a 55-year-old man from Lehigh Acres was eastbound on Palm Beach Boulevard at around 2:30 p.m. A sedan driven by a 68-year-old man from Alva, with a 71-year-old woman from the same town as his passenger, was northbound on River Hall Parkway and was stopped at a red traffic signal. The Alva man’s traffic signal turned green and he drove his car into the intersection when the dump truck entered on a red traffic signal.

The dump truck T-boned the left side of the car, which came to an uncontrolled stop at the southeast corner of the intersection. The dump truck came to a controlled stop in the inside lane of eastbound Palm Beach Boulevard, east of the intersection.

The driver and passenger of the car were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Lee County EMS. The driver of the dump truck was issued a traffic citation for failing to obey a traffic control signal resulting in serious bodily injury or death.

FHP’s homicide unit continues to investigate this crash.