LABELLE, FL. -- Nicholas Mankiewicz and Cebert Williams are dead as a result of a head-on crash about 5:40 a.m. Friday morning in rural Hendry county.
A 2005 Toyota Tundra pickup truck, driven by Nicholas Mankiewicz, 25 of Fort Myers was traveling west on State Road 80 west of Lexington Parkway in Hendry county as a 2002 Ford Expedition, driven by Cebert Williams, 55 of Lehigh Acres was traveling east on SR-80.
The Toyota attempted to pass slower traffic and traveled onto the eastbound lane of SR-80. The Ford traveled onto the south shoulder of SR-80 to avoid the Toyota. The Toyota traveled onto the south shoulder of SR-80 as well. As a result, the two vehicles collided head-on within the south shoulder of SR-80. Both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Neither driver was wearing a seat belt according to the FHP investigators.