Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Two Die In Crash On State Road 29

Ira Hatchett and Carlene Williams died as a result of a crash in Collier county Tuesday at 8:52 a.m. south of Immokalee on State Road 29, four miles south of Farm Workers Road.

Ira W. Hatchett, 39 of Fort Myers was driving a 2009 Volkwagon Jetta northbound on State Road 29 in the northbound lane as Gabriel Cossio, 28 of Lehigh Acres was driving a 2016 Infiniti Q70 southbound on State Road 29 in the southbound lane.

For unknown reasons, Hatchett exited the paved portion of the roadway in a northeasterly direction and entered the grass shoulder and then over-corrected to the left and traveled in a northwesterly direction and re-entered the northbound lane of State Road 29. The vehicle continued to travel in a northwesterly direction and entered the southbound lane of State Road 29 and into the path of the Infiniti.

It's front struck the Infiniti's front. After impact, both vehicles came to final rest facing west on the west shoulder of State Road 29.

The passenger in the Volkswagon, Carlene L. Williams, 39 of Fort Myers was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. The driver, Hatchett was transported to Naples Community Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Cossio had serious injuries and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.

The crash is still under investigation.


  1. That sounds confusing :( almost not logical however the lost of those two are great , Ira and Carlene will be missed tremendously our hearts will forever be broken

  2. Rest In Peace my beloved brother and sister, I love you always until we meet again :(