Friday, January 13, 2012

Driver Critically Injured In Hendry Crash

Vehicle Overturns - Alcohol Investigated As Cause

CLEWISTON, FL. -- Charges are pending against Jaime Vilorio, 44 of Clewiston after his 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck overturned on US27 at Airglades Boulevard west of Clewiston.

Vilorio lost control of the vehicle at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday and the truck overturned in the grass median of U.S. 27.

He was critically injured and taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. His passenger 62-year old Dolores Torres of Clewiston suffered minor injuries and was taken to Hendry Regional Hospital in Clewiston.

Both were wearing seatbelts but an investigation is underway for alcohol use by Vilorio.

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