Fort Myers man dies after Jeep hits a tree in south Fort Myers

Published: August 8, 2022 9:17 PM EDT
Updated: August 9, 2022 11:23 AM EDT
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Jeep crash on American Colony Boulevard on August 8. (Credit: WINK News)

A Fort Myers man is dead after a crash on American Colony Boulevard in Lee County on Monday evening.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a Jeep crashed into a tree on American Colony Boulevard just after 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Troopers say it was traveling north near Sovereign Drive when it went off the road to the left and hit a tree.

Jeep crash on American Colony Boulevard on August 8. (Credit: WINK News)

The driver, a 59-year-old man from Fort Myers, died in the crash, according to FHP. The passenger was transported to Gulf Coast Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both were wearing their seatbelt.

Troopers say they are still investigating what led to the crash.