Saturday, June 27, 2015

Double Fatality In Truck-Car Crash

FORT MYERS, FL. -- Aida Perez Garcia, 60 of Cape Coral and Onesimo Medaldo Rodriquez, 66 of Cape Coral, are dead after a truck crashed into the car in which they were passengers at 3:05 p.m. Friday.

A 1997 Ford F-350 one-ton truck, driven by Ryan Todd Powers, 39 of Lehigh Acres was traveling east on Milwaukee Blvd. approaching Homestead Rd. S. in Lee County.

A 2013 Volkswagon Passat, driven by Pedro Cabrera Rodriguez, 48 of Cape Coral was traveling north on Homestead Rd. S approaching Milwaukee Blvd. The truck driver violated the right of way of the car as both vehicles entered the intersection, said the FHP.

Subsequently the front of the truck struck the left side of the car. Both rear seat occupants were pronounced deceased at the crash scene as a result of the incident. Neither passenger was wearing seat belts according to the FHP crash report.

The car's driver, Mr. Rodriquez was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with critical injuries. The truck driver had no injuries and was charged with violation of right of way.

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