NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — An Alva woman died in a crash Tuesday morning at the intersection of Old Bayshore Road and State Road 31, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Leida Herrada, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the FHP. Her passenger, 57-year-old Alva resident Leon Rojas Rigoberto, sustained minor injuries.
Investigators are looking into whether Herrada was under the influence of alcohol.
The wreck, which involved Herrada’s Toyota Camry and a dump truck, blocked northbound lanes of State Road 31 for hours.
The dump truck, driven by 40-year-old Orestes Arrazcaeta of Lehigh Acres, collided with the Camry as Herrada made a right turn onto State Road 31, according to the FHP. The crash pushed the Camry 50 yards away.
The driver’s side of the Camry sustained visibly heavy damage.
WINK News Reporter Kristin Sanchez was live from the scene:
No further information was immediately available.