Troopers searching for SUV that fled from crash in Buckingham

Writer: Melissa Montoya
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Florida Highway Patrol vehicle. Credit: Florida Highway Patrol

The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a driver that fled the scene of a crash in Buckingham Wednesday night.

Troopers said they are looking for an unknown sport utility vehicle, possibly blue in color.

The crash happened on Orange River Boulevard near River Grove Lane at around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to an FHP news release.

According to the FHP, two vehicles were traveling east on Orange River Boulevard when one of them made an illegal u-turn in traffic causing the front left of the vehicle to collide with the front of vehicle two.

The driver who made the illegal u-turn drove away from the crash.

The second vehicle was driven by a 23-year-old woman from Fort Myers, according to the crash report. Three children, ranging from ages 2 to 17 years, sustained minor injuries. A 36-year-old passenger was not hurt.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the

Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-344-1730 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477 or online through this form.

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