CARNESTOWN, Fla. — A driver without a license has been arrested following a deadly crash Monday morning at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 29 in eastern Collier County, Florida Highway Patrol said.
Charles Hoffman of Cudjoe Key was cited for failure to produce a valid driver’s license and violating the right of way in the wreck that killed 35-year-old Immokalee resident Inocenta Sales.
The 71-year-old Hoffman turned left onto U.S. 41 at a flashing red light into the path of a car driven by 37-year-old Hector Jimenez of Immokalee, FHP said. Sales, who died at Physicians Regional Hospital in Naples from the injuries she suffered in the crash, was one of five passengers in the 2003 Lincoln that Jimenez was driving.
One of those passengers, 1-year-old Mike Sales, was seriously hurt and taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, according to FHP. Jimenez went to Physicians Regional with only minor injuries. Hoffman and his passenger also had only minor injuries.
The FHP investigation continues.