Lehigh Acres man killed in crash on Joel Boulevard

Reporter: Marcello Cuadra Writer: Paul Dolan
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Fatal crash
The scene of the fatal crash near East 9th Street in Lehigh Acres. (CREDIT: WINK News)

A deadly crash closed Joel Boulevard in Lehigh Acres for hours Tuesday night while the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was investigating.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 26-year-old Lehigh Acres man died in the crash.

Troopers say the 26-year-old was riding his motorcycle south on Joel Boulevard around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday when a sedan entered Joel Boulevard from East 9th Street, and the motorcycle hit the back left side of the car.

FHP says the man on the motorcycle was knocked off and landed in the northbound lane of Joel Boulevard.

After the initial collision between the sedan and the motorcycle, troopers say two more vehicles arrived at the scene. One of them hit the sedan that was sitting in the southbound lane of Joel Boulevard, and the other hit the motorcyclist who was lying in the northbound lane.

Troopers say the 26-year-old Lehigh Acres man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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