1 dead following wreck on Radio Road in East Naples

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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One person was killed in a wreck in Collier County Friday night, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

State troopers responded to the scene along Radio Road near the intersection of Dartmouth Drive in East Naples around 10 p.m.

The victim, identified as 45-year-old Lazaro Venegas of Naples, was driving a 2018 Ford Mustang westbound in the inside lane of Radio Drive approaching Dartmouth Drive.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 2006 Honda Odyssey, was right in front of Venegas.

FHP says Venegas was driving at a high rate of speed and failed to slow down, causing him to strike the rear of the Honda, sending his vehicle off the roadway and into a palm tree in the center median.

Upon striking the palm tree, the Mustang overturned and came to final rest facing south in the westbound lanes of Radio Road.

The Honda came to final rest facing east on the north, grassy shoulder of Radio Road after striking a wooden fence.

Venegas was pronounced dead on scene.

The passenger in the Mustang sustained minor injuries and was taken to Lee Memorial for treatment.

The driver of the Honda was not injured, but the passenger sustained minor injuries and was also taken to Lee Memorial for treatment.

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