Fort Myers man guilty of Canal Street hit-and-run

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
Andrew Bertyl Carter, 48. credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office

A Fort Myers man was found guilty of striking a woman with his car in a hit-and-run crash on Canal Street in 2021.

According to the state attorney, Andrew Bertyl Carter, 48, was found guilty as charged of leaving the scene of a crash involving personal injury. The jury returned the guilty verdict just after 7 p.m. Tuesday night following a one-day trial in Lee County.

On Feb. 25, 2021, two sisters were walking along Canal Street in Fort Myers. Carter was
driving toward them in a Kia. After driving past, he put the car in reverse and hit one of
the women. He stopped briefly and asked them not to call the police before driving away from the scene. The woman survived the incident.

The Fort Myers Police Department arrived and was able to identify and locate Carter, leading to his arrest that same day.

Carter’s sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 29.

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