Monday, April 29, 2013

Pedestrian Dead In Crash Near Casino

IMMOKALEE, FL. -- A pedestrian is dead in Immokalee after being hit by a vehicle near the Seminole Indian Casino at 9:15 p.m. Saturday.

A 2004 Ford E150 was traveling west on West Delaware Avenue west of the intersection of South 2nd
Street as Marie Francois, 55 of Immokalee was walking north attempting to cross W. Delaware Avenue. She walked into the direct path of  the Ford driven by Jean Mary Estime, 60 of Immokalee.

The front of the vehicle struck the right side of Francois. She was transported to Physicians Regional Medical Center on Pine Ridge Road where she was pronounced deceased at 10:17 pm Saturday night.

Estime left the scene and returned a short time later on foot. FHP Trooper Luis M. Navarro says charges are pending investigation.

1 comment:

  1. It is commendable that she came back to face charges, but it will remain to be seen if it would be considered an accident, with Marie at fault, or if Jean would be facing charges of manslaughter.