Two Seriously Injured
LABELLE, FL. -- Paige W. Lowder, 28 of LaBelle was driving a 1996 Dodge truck Friday at 8:15 p.m. traveling eastbound on SR-80A (Ft. Denaud Rd.) and veered onto the south shoulder with its right side tires. Lowder overcompensated and lost control causing the truck to travel onto the north shoulder.
The left front collided with a palm tree and a wooden fence, overturned onto its right side and the underside collided with a tree. Lowder and his passenger Frank Lopez, 43 of LaBelle were both ejected from the vehicle as it came to final rest on its right side facing east on the north shoulder.
Both were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital and Lowder has been charged with carleess driving and failure to provide proof of insurance. Neither person were wearing seatbelts.