A Punta Gorda man was killed and four others suffered injuries in a crash on US 41 near Olean Boulevard, officials said.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said they responded to the deadly crash around 5:20 p.m.
According to authorities, a 62-year-old Punta Gorda woman driving an SUV was heading south in the outside left turn lane of US 41 with a 78-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman, also from Punta Gorda.
As they approached Olean Boulevard, the driver of the SUV turned left at a red light and drove into the path of a 36-year-old Port Charlotte woman in a van that was headed north on US 41. The front of the van slammed into the right side of the SUV, troopers said.
Troopers said the 78-year-old passenger of the SUV was taken to Fawcett Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Everyone involved in the crash, including a 7-year-old passenger in the van, suffered minor injuries.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “One person was killed and four others sustained injuries after this unfortunate accident that occurred on US 41 near Olean Boulevard. Our condolence goes to the families of the dead and injured persons. Injuries and deaths sustained in a motorcycle or 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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