Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Man Dies In Hendry Four-Car Crash

One Vehicle Flees After Multiple Vehicle Crash With Death

LABELLE, FL. -- Sergio Aguilar-Zambrano, 54 died Tuesday morning as the result of a crash on State Road 29, south of LaBelle.

Zambrano, driving a 1992 Olds Cutlass was stopped at a residential driveway located at 5985 State Road 29 facing northwest.

Alfredo Gomez, 27 of Immokalee and another unknown vehicle and driver were traveling north on State Road 29. Roger W. Skoglund, 70 of Fort Myers was traveling south on State Road 29.

The driver of the Olds pulled forward, violating Gomez' right-of-way. The right front portion
of  Gomez' 1998 Chevy Astro struck the left front portion of the Olds, and the Olds rotated clockwise across the southbound lane, entering the path of Skoglund's 2006 Western Star.

The left front portion of Skoglund's vehicle struck the rear portion of the Olds.  The unknown fourth vehicle was unable to stop in time and struck the Olds with its left front portion which came to final rest in the northbound lane on State Road 29, facing southwest.

The Chevy Astro came to final rest in the canal on the west shoulder of the road.  The Western Star came to
final rest in the northbound left turn lane, facing south.

The unidentified vehicle fled the scene and was described as a white van.  A BOLO was broadcast by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office for the white van which may have front end damage.

Zambrano was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 9:30 a.m.

Gomez was charged with having no proof of insurance at crash and operating a motor vehicle W/O a driver's license. Skoglund was charged with no proof of insurance at crash and operating a vehicle in unsafe condition.

The Florida Highway Patrol requests that any person having knowledge of this crash contact Corporal Jeff Rongish at 239-344-1730 Ext. 1192 or contact CRIMESTOPPERS to remain anonymous.

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