PUNTA GORDA, FL. -- A commercial motor vehicle with trailer driven by Robert Long, 48 of Fort Myers was traveling north on Interstate 75 in the outside lane on the Peace River Bridge in Charlotte County about 1:23 p.m. Tuesday as a 2013 Chevy Equinox was stopped in the outside lane for other traffic.
The truck failed to observe the stopped traffic and as a result, the front end struck with the rear end of the car. This caused a chain reaction collision with the seven other vehicles. The passenger of the car, Patricia Eisenhower, 72 of Lebanon, In. was transported and later pronounced deceased at Fawcett Hospital. The car driver, Charles Isenhower, 77 remains listed in critical condition at Lee Memorial Hospital.
Other motorists and passengers in the other vehicles had minor or no injuries.
Long was charged with careless driving. The investigation is still on going says the FHP.