Naples man dead after crash that blocked U.S. 41 in North Naples

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NORTH NAPLES, Fla. — A Naples man died in a Tuesday crash that temporarily blocked U.S. 41 just south of Immokalee Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Traffic is being detoured Saturday morning off U.S. 41 northbound through the shopping center at the intersection, FHP said, for reasons that are apparently unrelated.

Christopher Jamel Wade, 28, was killed when his GMC Envoy collided with a 2011 Ford Mustang where U.S. 41 intersects with 107th Street and Creekside Boulevard. The wreck also seriously injured Wade’s passenger, 23-year-old David Monestime Jr. of Naples, as well as the driver of the Mustang, 56-year-old Bonita Springs resident Renee Smith, FHP said.

Monestime was transported to Naples Community Hospital while Smith went to North Collier Hospital, according to the FHP report. Their conditions are unknown.

The crash happened when Wade, who was driving northbound on U.S. 41, ran a red light at the intersection, FHP said. Smith was turning left onto Creekside Boulevard from the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 when the collision took place.

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