Cape Coral woman cited for crash that closes Colonial/I-75 on-ramp

CREATED Jan. 9, 2014

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FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol cited a 48-year-old Cape Coral woman for a three vehicle crash that closed the southbound I-75 on-ramp at Colonial Thursday morning.

FHP investigators say Karen Gill was driving behind another car onto I-75 on the southbound on-ramp when she failed to notice that car was slowing in front of her as it merged onto I-75.

Gill's car hit the rear of the vehicle in front of her sending it into the center lane of I-75 where it was hit by a truck headed southbound on the highway.

The truck ended up in a ditch while the car that it hit ended up on the shoulder of the highway.

Gill was the only person hurt in the crash, suffering only minor injuries.  She was cited for careless driving.