Pedestrian dies after crash on Cleveland Ave in North Fort Myers

Reporter: Justin Kase Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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A Hyundai SUV involved in a crash with a pedestrian is towed away from the scene of the crash. State troopers say a 32-year-old woman was hit by the SUV after walking into its path while crossing northbound Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers Wednesday, Jan. 27. Credit: WINK News.

Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash with a vehicle versus a pedestrian on the Cleveland Avenue portion of US-41 in North Fort Myers Wednesday night.

According to FHP, state troopers were on Cleveland at Evergreen Road, near where a 32-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle while she was walking.

State troopers say the woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She was declared dead Saturday.

According to the FHP crash report, a 19-year-old woman driving an SUV with two young passengers was traveling north on Cleveland, just north of Betmar Boulevard, when the woman walking was crossing the northbound lanes from the grassy median.

Crash investigators say the pedestrian went into the path of what our crew saw was a Hyundai model, and the front of the vehicle hit the pedestrian.

The 19-year-old driver and her two passengers, a 16-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy, were not injured in the crash.

The scene of the crash was south of Pine Island Road and north of Pondella Road.

The roadway was cleared.

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