Mother and son killed in hit-and-run along SR-82 in Lehigh Acres

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Double fatal crash on Hwy 82. Photo via WINK News

A deadly hit-and-run crash killed a mother and son early Friday morning on State Road 82 near west of Gregory Avenue in Lehigh Acres

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Mother and son Katherine Cujas, 46, and Ronald Cujas, 26, both of North Fort Myers were the fatal victims of the crash.

“Our goal right now is to determine the facts of what happened,” Lt. Greg Bueno told WINK News. “We have a family that has suffered a tragedy this morning.”

Mother and son Katherine and Ronald Cujas. Credit: Shared with WINK News.

The mother and son were standing on the side of SR-82 after Ronald’s black truck had a blown tire and Katherine had responded in her white truck to assist him.

Then, a red pickup truck traveled toward them westbound on SR-82 and swiped both their trucks, hitting Katherine and Ronald and killing them both. Investigators say the driver of the red truck swerved over the curb of the road and then got back onto SR-82 and kept going.

“Our hearts go out to [the family], and we wanna do our diligence and determine exactly what happened,” Bueno said. “And we will hold anyone who is responsible.”

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