A three-vehicle wreck occurred at 8:50 am on Cleveland Avenue (U.S. 41) near Katherine Street in Fort Myers, reports the News-Press. One person was killed, and one was injured.
A 24-year-old man of Lehigh Acres was driving a white Lexus and traveling northbound on Cleveland Avenue when he attempted to pass another vehicle using the inside northbound lane and lost control.
He swerved into the middle turn lane and then into oncoming traffic headed southbound on Cleveland Avenue. The Lexus collided with a Nissan Sentra traveling south, and the Nissan sustained significant damage.
A Chevy also traveling southbound on Cleveland sustained minor damage when it collided with the Nissan.
The driver of the Lexus died on the scene.
Because of injuries, the driver of the Nissan was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.
The driver and passenger in the Chevy were not injured.
The Fort Myers Police Department said that witnesses told them that the Lexus was speeding and driving recklessly.
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