19-year-old killed in fiery dump truck crash at North Fort Myers intersection

Published: July 25, 2022 8:45 AM EDT
Updated: July 25, 2022 12:35 PM EDT
An overturned dump truck at the scene of a deadly crash at Del Prado Boulevard and Barbie Lane in North Fort Myers, Monday, July 25, 2022. Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office

A 19-year-old man was killed in a fiery dump truck crash at Mellow Drive and Barbie Lane in North Fort Myers on Monday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a tow truck driven by a 37-year old man from Lehigh Acres was traveling east on Mellow Drive, east of Barbie Lane, around 7:45 a.m. A dump truck loaded with dirt, driven by a 19-year-old man from Lehigh Acres, was traveling west on Mellow Drive, east of Barbie Lane.

The tow truck crossed the center line and its left side collided with the left side of the dump truck. The tow truck rotated and came to rest on Mellow Drive. The dump truck overturned, burst into flames and came to rest on Mellow Drive.

The 19-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Mellow Drive travel lanes remain closed due to diesel fuel spillage cleanup.

The crash remains under investigation.