Driver faces charges in North Fort Myers hit-and-run on I-75

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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The owner of Certified Heating and Cooling says a red pickup truck caused a crash that totaled his company car and left the scene Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Credit: Tommy Dykes.

Florida Highway Patrol says suspect Cody Hall, 24, faces charges Friday for a recent hit-and-run on I-75 in North Fort Myers.

Tuesday morning, Florida Highway Patrol began investigating a hit-and-run on I-75 near Bayshore Road.

Tommy Dykes is the owner of Certified Heating and Cooling, and he said the driver of a red pickup truck hit one of his company vehicles and left the scene.

According to the FHP crash report, state troopers said a red pickup was traveling southbound on I-75 in the outside lane. A second vehicle (the company’s truck) was heading southbound in the left inside lane, and a third vehicle was just in front of the red pickup.

Credit: Tommy Dykes.

The red pickup tried to pass the third vehicle by getting into the left lane and hit the right side of the company vehicle. This caused the company car to spin and hit the front of the third vehicle. The company car continued spin out of control until it hit the guardrail on I-75.

Investigators say Hall was the driver of the red pick up that never stopped at the scene of the crash.

Hall faces charges for leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage and received a citation for an improper lane change.

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