Head-on collision kills 1 in Lee County

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NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — A fatal head-on crash temporarily shut down both directions of State Road 31 at Bayshore Road on Monday night, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Joan Margarette Craft, 70, of Punta Gorda, was killed in the crash. She was wearing her seatbelt when the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe she was driving south on 31 failed to slow in time to prevent a collision with the vehicle in front of her, which was turning into a driveway, FHP said.

Craft was pronounced dead on scene. The driver of the other vehicle, 50-year-old Jorge A. Perez-Infante of Cape Coral, was unhurt, according to FHP.

The FHP and Lee County Sheriff’s department are investigating the crash.

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