2 men arrested after high-speed chase in Collier County

Writer: Matthew Seaver
High-speed chase
Angel Corea, 27 (Right), Cortrell Williams, 24 (Left). (Credit: Collier County Sheriff’s Office)

Two men have been arrested after Collier County Sheriff’s deputies say they led them on a high-speed chase down I-75 on Sunday night.

The sheriff’s office says a deputy was traveling south on I-75 near mile marker 110 when a Toyota sedan, driven by 27-year-old Angel Corea with 24-year-old Cortrell Williams in the passenger seat, flew past them in the left lane.

The deputy caught up with the car and turned on their lights, but the car didn’t stop. The deputy in pursuit said the sedan reached speeds of 133 miles per hour, weaving in and out of traffic and even turning off its lights to try and get away.

As the chase continued south, deputies say the driver came to the toll plaza at mile marker 100 and tried going through the far right cash-only lane, but someone was already there. Deputies say the driver then went through barrier cones at the toll to get around it.

Collier County Sherriff’s deputies ended their pursuit near mile marker 89 because traffic was getting heavier.

Further south, another deputy was preparing to join the pursuit when it ended. They stuck around the area of SR-29 in case the driver decided to exit I-75.

That deputy then found the car involved in the earlier pursuit in the 14,000 block of SR-29 and tried to get it to stop. Deputies say the sedan fled from them a second time, again reaching speeds of 130 miles per hour.

The sheriff’s office says the car stopped along SR-29 a couple of miles north of Wagon Wheel Road, and Corea and Williams fled on foot.

The two men hid in the woods nearby but eventually surrendered to deputies.

Deputies say Corea initially told them he was not driving, but due to the seat position and size difference between the two men in the car, they determined that he had to be the driver.

Inside the car, deputies found a glass jar that had spilled what appeared to be marijuana, rolling papers, and several burnt marijuana cigarettes.

Corea and Williams were arrested and taken to the Naples Center Jail.

Corea, the car’s driver, is facing charges of high-speed reckless fleeing, resisting arrest without violence, and marijuana possession.

Williams is facing a charge of resisting arrest without violence.

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