NAPLES, FL. -- Claudine Jean Louis, 43 of Miami and three passengers were hospitalized with serious injuries Sunday after Louis attempted to avoid a pig on I-75.
The 2000 Nissan Xterra was traveling east on I75 (SR 93) about 2:35 p.m. in the inside lane approaching the 101 mile marker. Louis stated that a pig was in the inside lane and she veered left to avoid the animal causing the vehicle to lose control and travel onto the grassy median.
She attempted to regain control of the vehicle and over corrected to the right causing the vehicle to travel in a southeast direction striking the guardrail with its side portion. After impact, the vehicle overturned over the guardrail into the embankment 135 feet. The Nissan came to rest in the wooded area, facing in a southwest direction on the south shoulder of I75.
Louis was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers and three passengers were taken to NCH Downtown Naples hospital. The crash investigation is pending.