Man dies Friday in I-75 crash in Lee County

A man was killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Lee County.

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A man was killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Lee County.

— A Fort Myers man was killed in a wreck early Friday on Interstate 75.

Raymond Johnson Thomas, 51, was driving a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder south on I-75 just after 6 a.m. when the front of his vehicle made contact with a trailer being pulled by another vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Thomas’ vehicle began to rotate, but straightened out and drove off the road near mile marker 135.

The Nissan drove through a ditch, over an embankment, overturned on its side and struck two trees, reports said.

Thomas, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed in the crash. The other driver was not injured.

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A man was killed Friday morning in a crash on Interstate 75 in Lee County.

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A man was killed Friday morning in a crash on Interstate 75 in Lee County.

A man was killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Lee County.

The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash which occurred about 6:15 a.m. on I-75 southbound at mile marker 135, about a mile south of the Colonial Boulevard exit in Fort Myers, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The sport utility vehicle being driven southbound by the motorist killed in the crash clipped a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck, FHP reports.

The driver killed was not wearing a seat belt, according to FHP.

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