Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

S.W. Florida Daily News


Man dead in I-75 head-on crash after hitting cable barrier

Wife and child died in an accident on State Road 31 in Punta Gorda

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A 20-year-old man is dead after hitting a cable barrier in the I-75 median and crashing head-on with a vehicle in the opposite lane.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), at 10:05 p.m. the man was traveling south on I-75 near Daniels Parkway when he swerved onto the grass median and struck a cable barrier. The man collided head on with another vehicle in the northbound lane

The Palm Beach Gardens man was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the other vehicle, a 40-year-old Punta Gorda woman, was taken to the Gulf Coast Hospital in critical condition, FHP said.

This is an active investigation.

Count on NBC 2 to provide updates as more information is released.

You May Also Like


From trendy restaurants to historic homes, there’s plenty to enjoy in the Downtown Fort Myers River District. If you’re on a tight schedule but want...


FORT MYERS, Fla. — Our friend Chef Cal from Bruno’s of Brooklyn cooked up an appetizer and an entree that are quick and easy...


ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Two people were attacked by a dog in Englewood Wednesday afternoon. A man and a woman both in their 60’s were...


LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Local chef Brian Roland is being transferred to rehabilitation to continue his recovery process following an accident at a car...