Driver Killed in Accident at County Rd 78 and Elmwood Dr in Lee County, FL

August 11, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Florida 78 & Elmwood Dr, Lee County, FL, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Florida Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
County Rd 78 and Elmwood Dr
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Semi-Truck left the road before colliding with wooden poles

What Happened

Florida Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that killed a driver at County Rd 78 and Elmwood Dr in Lee County, FL on August 11th, 2023. Police say the incident happened when a semi-truck headed eastbound veered from the road for unknown reasons. It then went into a grass shoulder lane before colliding with a pair of wooden poles. The driver, a 62-year-old Fort Meade man, was taken to an area hospital with injuries he later died from. Additional information was not immediately available.

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