At least 1 dead in Pine Island Road crash

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. At least one person was killed Friday afternoon in a crash that temporarily closed Pine Island Road in both directions, the Cape Coral Police Department said.

The wreck took place near the intersection with Hancock Creek South Boulevard not far from North Fort Myers, according to police, who are asking drivers to avoid the area.

The crash involved a pickup truck and a sedan. It’s unclear exactly when it happened.

A woman and her granddaughters witnessed the crash and tried to rescue the victim, but it was too late, she said.

“I was already walking to the car when the car was still sliding,” Nadja Cruz said. “If they even had half of a pulse, I would have found a pair of scissors, I would have bit through the seat belts, I would have found a way. There was no pulse.”

No further information was immediately available.

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