Sunday, February 22, 2015

Passenger Dies In Early Morning Alcohol Related Crash

LABELLE, FL. -- An unidentified 26-year old male passenger in a truck died this morning after a crash on Helms Road at Camel Drive in Port LaBelle.

A 2009 Ford F-150 was eastbound on Helms Road when for unknown reasons, it exited the paved portion of the roadway in a northerly direction. The driver Ramiro Gaona, 19 of LaBelle then lost control of the vehicle which overturned several times on the north grassy shoulder.

The passenger was ejected from the truck which came to final rest upside down facing southwest. The passenger was pronounced deceased during transport by Hendry County EMS. The driver was transported to Lehigh Acres Medical Center with serious injuries.

The FHP reports the crash was alcohol related.

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