Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Serious Injury In SR80 Crash

LABELLE, FL. -- Amy D. Howard, 35 of Fort Denaud and  Samuel Quinton Bell, 37 of Lehigh Acres with passenger Tristan Jon Harvey, 21 of Alva were eastbound on State Road 80 near County Road 80A at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday. Howard was traveling in the outside lane. Bell was in the inside lane.

Howard crossed the centerline and began to straddle the inside and outside lanes while eastbound. As a result, the left front made contact with the right rear of Bell's vehicle in the inside lane. Upon impact with Howard's vehicle it began rotating counterclockwise. Bell then lost control as his vehicle continued in a southeasterly direction across the eastbound lanes.

It then departed the roadway and came to rest overturned to the right in a ditch (south of the roadway). Howard brought her vehicle to a controlled stop on the eastbound grassy shoulder subsequent to the collision.

Passenger Harvey had serious injuries and was taken to Lehigh Regional Hospital. Howard was charged with failure to drive in a single lane.

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