Johnny Coleman Killed; Miguel Imul, Dilia Mateo, Heidi Mateo Injured in Semi-Truck Crash in Lee County, FL

January 9, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Johnny Coleman, Miguel Imul, Dilia Mateo, Heidi Mateo
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Florida Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (3)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

A van slowing to avoid a stalled semi-truck was rear ended by another vehicle

What Happened

Florida Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that killed one and injured three on I-75 in Lee County, FL on January 9th, 2019. Police say the crash occurred when a van slowing for a stalled semi-truck was rear-ended by another vehicle, causing additional impact. 58--year-old Johnny Coleman was killed in the accident. 24-year-old Miguel Imul, 16-year-old Dilia Mateo and 9-month-old Heidi Mateo were all hospitalized with serious injuries.

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