Florida Highway Patrol has arrested a 20-year-old man after troopers say his van crossed into oncoming traffic causing a head-on collision that killed the driver of the second vehicle on New Year’s Eve.
According to officials, the accident happened on Palm Beach Boulevard near Shoreland Drive, east of I-75 in Lee County just before 1 p.m. on Thursday.
A 28-year-old man from Fall River, Massachusetts, was killed in the crash.
The accused, from Fort Myers, was driving eastbound on Palm Beach Blvd when the driver in the sedan was heading westbound. Investigators say the van crossed over into westbound lanes on Palm Beach Blvd into the path of the sedan causing a head-on crash.
He sustained serious injuries in the crash.
Police arrested him for driving without a license and causing death or serious injury with a vehicle.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash, “This unfortunate accident happened on Palm Beach Blvd. Our condolence goes to the families of the dead and injured. Injuries and deaths sustained in a motor vehicle accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.”
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