Collier crash leaves 19-year-old Cape Coral woman dead, 4th fatality of the year
A 19-year-old Cape Coral woman died from her injuries Thursday afternoon after a two-car crash in Naples.
Florida Highway Patrol said the woman was stopped for the posted sign on 43rd Avenue Northeast and attempted a left turn onto Everglades Boulevard North around 3:30 p.m.
A second car, driven by a 46-year-old Naples woman, was traveling north in the southbound lane of Everglades, actively passing other traffic as she approached the intersection.
Troopers said the front of the second car crashed into the side of the car driven by the 19-year-old.
The crash remains under investigation.
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The fatality is the fourth on Collier County roads this year.
Earlier this month, troopers reported 31 total crash fatalities at the end of 2021. As of Jan. 20, the official number rose to 42 — the same number of fatalities Collier saw in 2020.
The 2021 statistics are preliminary and could rise, or drop, depending on the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' final report in the next month or so. Changes can come via people who die days, weeks or months after a crash and don't get reported immediately or a death that may have been caused prior to the crash due to a health problem.
There were 112 fatalities on Lee County's roads, which made 2021 one of the deadliest since 2017, state-collected statistics show.
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