In a morning crash on I-75 in Collier County today, a 58-year-old Port Charlotte man was killed, according to NBC News 2.
According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a 36-year-old male driver of Cape Coral fell asleep at the wheel of his 1997 Buick LeSabre.
As a result, he struck the back of a 2002 Nissan Sentra, driven by a 73-year-old woman of Port Charlotte.
The Nissan rotated counterclockwise through the southbound lanes of I-75. Then it came to rest in the median.
The LeSabre traveled into the west shoulder and up a grassy slope before hitting a barbed wire fence and coming to a stop.
The rear passenger of the Nissan, a 58-year-old man of Port Charlotte, was transported to North Collier Hospital, where he later passed away of his injuries.
Another passenger in the Nissan, a 48-year-old man, suffered minor injuries.
The FHP is still investigating the accident. No charges have yet been filed.
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