SR-82 reopens following deadly crash in Collier County

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Jessica Alpern / WINK

IMMOKALEE, Fla. A portion of State Road 82 reopened following a deadly crash Tuesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

State Road 82 was shut down in both directions from Corkscrew Road to State Road 29, according to the FHP. The road reopened just after 9:45 a.m.

The two-vehicle wreck happened around 3:38 a.m. on State Road 82 and Lamm Road, according to the FHP.

Marcos Morales Gaspar, 19, of Immokalee, was driving a 2003 Ford Expedition eastbound on State Road 82 at Lamm Road when he crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic, State troopers said.

The Ford Expedition then collided with the front of a 2014 Hyundai Sonata, according to State troopers.

The Hyundai was traveling westbound on State Road 82, State troopers said. Following the collision, the Ford entered the north grass shoulder and became fully engulfed in flames.

Gaspar was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital and suffered minor injuries, according to State troopers. The victim, who remains unidentified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s unclear if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Charges are pending a further investigation.

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