Pedestrian killed in series of crashes on Pine Island

Reporter: Therese O'Shea
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BOKEELIA, Fla. — A 62-year-old pedestrian is dead after having been hit by a car that witnesses said had already collided with another vehicle and street signs as it traveled up Stringfellow Road.

Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the fatality, which took place at the intersection of Stringfellow and Alcorn Street. The woman killed, whom FHP identifies as Bokeelia resident Diane Frazee Luther, was walking alongside Stringfellow with her boyfriend, who said he saw a car go airborne and ducked out of the way.

A criminal investigation is underway and charges are pending against Brenda Green, 57, the woman who was driving the car, FHP said. She was driving a White Kia and was taken to Cape Coral hospital with broken ribs, her husband told WINK News. He said she had just started taking a new medication but was given no warnings against driving.

Witnesses said they saw the Kia veer off Stringfellow at Doug Taylor Lane and knock down multiple road signs, then continue northward on Stringfellow to Phillips Street where it hit another car from behind and kept going.

No further information is immediately available.

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