Saturday, September 27, 2014

80-Year Old Pedestrian Dies After Early Morning Crash

LEHIGH ACRES, FL. -- Shirley Ethel Burns, 80 of Lehigh Acres/ Florida died early Saturday morning in Lee County after a vehicle collided into her.

At about 6:55 a.m. Saturday a 2003 Chevy Tahoe was traveling east on 16th St W just west of Colin Ave N. as Burns was walking east on 16th St W, west of Colin Ave N, in front of the SUV.

As the driver, Jose Dolores Ramirez, 22 of Lehigh Acres approached the pedestrian, he attempted to steer to the right to avoid a collision but was unsuccessful.

Consequently the front left portion of the vehicle collided with Burns, who was propelled towards the northeast and arrived at final rest near the north edge of the roadway.

The crash remains under investigation said FHP Tpr. Alexander Mangels and homicide investigator Cpl. Jeff Rongish.

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