Five were involved in a collision at the Alligator Array in North Fort Myers Broward County that killed two people and left three more in critical condition late Tuesday.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the SUV driven by a 47-year-old woman was going west at around 5.30 p.m. on an outlying alligator array near Mile Marker 28. The driver lost control. The SUV rammed into the shoulders of the North Lawn, crashed into barbed wire fences, small trees and shrubs, into a water-filled canal, where it stalled and submerged.
Several Good Samaritans entered the canal and helped rescue the driver and his passengers. A 22 year old female, a 40 year old female and a 2 year old boy and girl. The driver was transferred to the Cleveland Clinic in Weston and later sentenced to death. All passengers were taken to Broward Health and the 22-year-old passenger was later pronounced dead.
The condition of the other three passengers remains critical.
Citing Mercy Law, the Florida Highway Patrol no longer publishes the names of people involved in road accidents.
Two people died and three were seriously injured in the accident on the alligator array.
Two people died and three were seriously injured after an accident on the Source Link Alligator Array.