Thursday, August 29, 2013

Passenger Dies In 2-Car Crash

86-Year Old Passenger Dies After Crash

NAPLES, FL. -- One death resulted after a crash on Immokalee Road Wednesday night. Two vehicle drivers were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.

A 1999 Honda Civic was traveling west on CR846 (Immokalee Road) Wednesday night about 8 p.m. in the left turn lane approaching Aston Drive as a 2003 Hyundai Elantra was traveling east on Immokalee Road in the inside lane approaching Aston Drive.

Jacob A. Knight, 37 of Naples failed to negotiate a left turn and the front wheels, followed by the rear wheels of his Honda which collided with the raised median and then traveled across the median and into the inside eastbound lane of Immokalee Road into the path of the Hyundai.

The front of the Hyundai driven by Carrie Lynn Muni, 38 of Naples collided with the right front of the Honda in the intersection.

As a result of the collision the Honda rotated counter clockwise in the intersection. The Hyundai
rotated clockwise in the intersection as a result of the collision. The Honda came to final rest in the intersection facing south. The Hyundai came final rest in the intersection facing southwest, northwest of the Honda's location.

Knight was taken to Naples Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. A blood alcohol test is pending. Muni was taken to Naples Community Hospital with minor injuries. 

Muni's passenger Esther M. Smith, 86 of Naples had fatal injuries. She was not wearing a seatbelt according to FHP Trooper Sean R. Ellis and homicide investigator Corporal Andrew Close.

Charges are pending investigation.

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