Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Fatality In Port LaBelle Crash
UPDATED 5 p.m. Tuesday
LABELLE, FL. -- At about 4:44 a.m. Tuesday a vehicle crashed into a pole on Eucalyptus Blvd. at Rick's Market in Port LaBelle leaving Nicole Michele Leeming, 30 of LaBelle dead. Foggy weather may have played a part in the deadly crash.
A 2015 Nissan Altima was traveling north on Northeast Eucalyptus Boulevard on the southbound
lane. The FHP says Leeming failed to negotiate a curve and her car traveled onto the left grassy
shoulder. The front of the Nissan collided with a light pole and two sign supports. It came to final
rest on the west shoulder on the parking lot located at 4050 Northeast Eucalyptus Boulevard,
LaBelle Florida 33935, facing west.
The Florida Highway Patrol while investigating had Hendry Sheriff's Deputies closing off the roadway this morning. Florida Power And Light trucks were at the same time repairing the downed concrete power pole.
The FHP says the investigation as to whether alcohol was a factor is pending. She was not wearing a seat belt.