LABELLE, FL. -- Joseph Knotek, 52 of LaBelle was traveling south on Birchwood Parkway near S.R. 80 in a 2006 Ford E-250 truck at 3:35 p.m. Monday and failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the roadway to the right.
The truck overturned off road and came to final rest upright facing east.
Notification of next of kin is pending for the critically 27-year old injured passenger.
Knotek had minor injuries and the FHP is investigating whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the driver or passenger. Both were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.
Charges are pending investigation.