Fort Myers woman, 64, killed in crash near Lakes Regional Library

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SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. A 64-year-old woman died in a crash Wednesday morning near the Lakes Regional Library, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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Nilza Furtado Rodrigues, of Fort Myers, was driving a 2013 Kia Soul and was killed trying to make a left turn from Gladiolus Drive onto Bass Road against a red light, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Kia was hit by a 2001 Ford F-250 driven by David B. Mitchell, 63, of Fort Myers. Mitchell had a green light, according to the FHP.

Mitchell was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, the FHP said.

The crash happened around 7:56 a.m., the FHP said. The westbound lanes of Gladiolus were temporarily closed at the intersection.

The FHP continues to investigate.

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