Two North Fort Myers teens were hurt in a crash on Interstate 75 in Lee County, officials said.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said they responded to the crash scene near mile marker 142 just after 9 p.m. A preliminary crash investigation revealed that a 16-year-old girl was driving an SUV northbound on I-75 with an 18-year-old woman.
A 58-year-old Fort Myers man was driving a pick-up truck near the SUV and was also traveling north.
The SUV slammed into an unoccupied, homemade racecar in the right side center lane of the road, troopers said. Troopers believe the racecar may have fallen off a trailer.
After hitting the racecar, the SUV hit the guardrail and flipped into a canal filled with water.
Both North Fort Myers teens were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. The passenger suffered serious injuries and the driver was treated for minor injuries, troopers said.
A tire fell off the SUV, rolled, and hit the front of the pick-up truck. The Fort Myers man pulled over and wasn’t injured in the crash.
Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt, troopers said.
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