Cantwell was stopped westbound on Hickory Dr, waiting to turn left onto US-41 as Azucena Arenas, 18 of Ft Myers was traveling northbound on US-41 in the center lane of travel. Jose Cruz, 54 of Fort Myers in a third vehicle was stopped in the southbound, left turn lane at the intersection.
Cantwell pulled out in front of Arenas, the front of her vehicle struck Cantwell's at the driver door area. Cantwell's vehicle over turned and struck and came to rest with the third vehicle. Cruz' vehicle veered across the southbound lanes of US-41 to the west shoulder.
Traffic was closed southbound for 2 hours for the investigation. Cantwell was trapped in his vehicle and was removed by San Carlos Fire Department personnel. Traffic was limited in both directions on US-41, for approximately 3 hours.
Cantwell's passenger Martha Cantwell, 57 suffered serious injuries. Arenas and her 7-year old passenger had minor injuries.