Crash turns deadly in east Lee County

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — At least one person was killed Thursday in a crash on South Olga Drive near Palm Beach Boulevard east of Fort Myers, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The wreck, which took place at about 6:50 p.m., left debris in the roadway that’s partially blocking Palm Beach Boulevard in both directions, according to the FHP.

One of the drivers involved said  a pickup truck suddenly pulled out of Hawks Preserve and she couldn’t stop in time. Neither the woman nor her young daughter, who was in the car with her, were injured.

Neighbors like Wendell Johnson are fed up with the amount of car accidents in the area.

“They’ve had several of the cars end up in the ditch and have the helicopter fly in for life service four or five times to pick up people here,” he said.

There’s been more deadly crashes in Lee County this year than any other year since 2007, the News-Press reported.

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