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Lehigh Acres man killed in crash Thursday

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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The approximate site of a fatal crash on Joel Boulevard north of East 13th Street. Credit: Google Maps

An 80-year-old Lehigh Acres man died in a crash early Thursday afternoon.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was driving his SUV north on the inside lane of northbound Joel Boulevard around 12:10 p.m. when he suffered a medical emergency. His vehicle traveled off the roadway, entered a vacant lot on the west side of Joel Boulevard, crossed East 13th Street and collided with a tree.

The man was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital and later pronounced dead.