5 men arrested after a crash involving Cape Coral police

Reporter: Justin Kase Writer: Paul Dolan
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Five men were arrested after a crash involving a Cape Coral police vehicle at El Dorado Parkway East near Malibu Court.

According to CCPD, police arrested 18-year-old Felipe Otalvaro, 25-year-old Kendrick Etienne, 20-year-old Jordan Octavien, 18-year-old Jeffrey Estimond and 18-year-old Sebastian Toledo Hernandez.

The officer involved in the crash sustained a minor injury but will be OK. It’s also noteworthy that the officer involved was not at fault for the collision.

Neighbor Donald Franklin was getting his mail when he noticed a blue car hop a curb and come flying at him. He said the driver was doing at least 60.

But before the car could hit him, he said a Cape Coral police cruiser crossed over the grassy median and slammed into the side of the approaching car, saving his life.

“I thank them for being there, and I thank them for their professionalism, and I thank them for preventing me from having some serious injury because it was quite obvious it was heading towards me,” Franklin said.

All five of the men arrested are facing marijuana charges. In addition to the marijuana charge, Estimond also faces a cocaine possession charge.

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