Truck slams into Fort Myers home, 1 injured

Author: Sommer Senne Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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The Florida Highway Patrol and the Fort Myers Police Department are investigating a truck crashing into a home on Superior Street.

Troopers and police swarmed the scene early Sunday morning, where the home located on Superior Street and Edgewood Avenue sustained sizable damages.

During the early investigation of the scene, troopers were seen interviewing a woman outside of the home, along with a red Ram truck on the scene.

FMPD K9 units were deployed to the scene.

According to FHP, troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a possibly impaired driver who was driving in the wrong direction on SR 80 near Veronica Shoemaker shortly after midnight.

After the driver of the truck refused to follow the trooper’s orders, a brief pursuit began, eventually leading into the vehicle crashing into the home.

A teenage male was injured from the incident and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

He has since been released.

The driver of the truck then fled on foot from troopers.

The suspect has not yet been identified or has been located.

Anyone with information regarding the crash or the identity of the driver is encouraged to contact the Fort Myers Police Department.

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