Collier County man among two killed in Labelle crash

A 26-year-old Collier County man and a 21-year-old Lehigh Acres man died in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning in Labelle.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Epifanio Hernandez, 26, and Tomy Olivarez, 21, were killed when a 2003 Cadillac CTS driven by Olivarez swerved off the road and landed in a ditch. The front right of the vehicle hit an embankment, causing the vehicle to overturn.

The Hendry County crash, about 20 miles north of Immokalee, ejected all three men in the vehicle. Another passenger, Jose Alonzo, 21, of Immokalee, was hospitalized with minor injuries, troopers said.

None of the men were wearing seat belts. It's unknown whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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