Wrong-way driver flees from Fort Myers police, crashes on I-75 near Tuckers Grade

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A wrong-way driver crashed on I-75 on Wednesday morning. (CREDIT: FMPD)

A man accused of pointing a gun at a woman led police on a car chase that ended with him flipping his vehicle on I-75, authorities said.

Wisdael Torres, 39, faces multiple felony charges from both the Fort Myers Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol.

Fort Myers police said Torres pointed a gun at an ex-girlfriend and when officers approached, he got away and drove in the wrong direction on I-75, shocking many drivers.

The victim, who asked not to be identified, said they are thankful the people around her at the time of the incident are OK.

Viewers sent WINK News videos that show the driver speeding by in the emergency lane until he hits the median and flips over into the grassy area separating the north and southbound lanes.

Fort Myers police chased the vehicle until Ortiz Avenue where he soon drove up the wrong ramp and started to drive north on southbound I-75.

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol began to follow Torres on I-75, which is where he crashed, between Bayshore Road and Tuckers Grade.

Traffic cameras show first responders taking Torres away on a stretcher.

“He’s driving on the wrong side of the road nothing good can come from that. So that’s why we look at those situations on whether to push that pursuit or stop it. In two cases we attempted to stop this. His driving was so dangerous that we decided to terminate our pursuit of it,” said Fort Myers police Lt. Shawn Yates.

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