Immokalee Road crash in North Naples
NORTH NAPLES — An elderly woman was killed and at least two other people were injured in an accident on Immokalee Road Wednesday evening.
Witnesses called in the accident as suspected drag racing, about 8 p.m. The accident occurred at Immokalee and Aston Drive, which is just west of Livingston Road.
A black Honda Civic and another, unidentified car were traveling westbound on Immokalee Road when something caused the Civic to swerve, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The Civic lost control, crossed the center median on Immokalee Road, and struck a Hyundai sedan head on, according to FHP Sgt. James McPherson.
An elderly woman in the Hyundai was killed and her granddaughter was transported to NCH - Downtown Naples Hospital, according to McPherson. The driver of the Civic was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers.
The accident shut down eastbound traffic on Immokalee Road for hours as investigators worked. As of 11:30 p.m., eastbound Immokalee Road was closed at Airport-Pulling Road east past Aston Drive.
McPherson said FHP is investigating the role the third car played in the crash. He said the driver of the Civic will likely face charges.
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