It was reported that at least five vehicles were involved in an accident on Northeast Pine Island Road near the intersection with Barrett Road.
Report by Florida Highway Patrol says a 32-year-old Stefan Lippke was traveling on Northeast Pine Island Road. She was in the outside lane just west of the intersection of Barrett Road. A second vehicle was traveling westbound on Pine Island Road in the inside lane and was ahead of Lippke’s car.
Report says the third vehicle driven by 72-year-old Carolyn Erwin was traveling in the same direction as the others on Pine Island Road in the outside lane, ahead of the second vehicle. A fourth vehicle was reportedly traveling westbound on Pine Island Road in the outside lane, directly ahead of Erwin’s vehicle. A fifth vehicle was traveling west on Pine Island Road in the outside lane, directly ahead of the fourth vehicle.
There was congestion further west of all 5 vehicles. Upon approaching the congestion, all vehicle’s except for Lippke’s slowed to a stop in their respective lanes. Consequently, the front portion of Lippke’s vehicle collided with the second vehicle causing a series of other collisions involving Erwin’s vehicle as well as the fourth and fifth vehicle.
Erwin died as a result of the crash, but no others in the crash were injured.
An investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash: “This was a serious accident that led to the death of a person. We wish the family involved the fortitude to bear the loss. We advise drivers to drive with caution whenever they see a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. We hope that the family reaches out to an experienced accident attorney to help them through this difficult time.”
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