Cape police release identify driver killed in Veterans Parkway double fatality
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral police identified the driver today of a Toyota van killed along with his passenger in a horrific crash last Thursday on Veterans Parkway.
56-year-old Edward Mildner of Hernando was killed along with his passenger, 48-year-old Joanne Marie Grimes of Venice.
Cape Coral police say the crash happened just after 5:15 p.m. February 28 involving two vehicles, a Hummer H2 driven by 35-year-old Jason Jones of Cape Coral and a Toyota Previa van driven by Mildner.
Investigators say the Hummer was traveling westbound on Veterans Parkway in the outside lane. The Toyota was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of Veterans Parkway.
For unknown reasons the Hummer traveled off the northside shoulder of the roadway into the grass and continued off road for about 500 feet before hitting a row of shrubs with the driver's side of the vehicle.
After hitting the shrubs the Hummer crossed back over the westbound lanes of Veterans before crossing the grassy center median, two lanes of traffic before hitting the drivers side door of the Toyota.
After the initial impact the Hummer spun counterclockwise and came to rest on its roof. The Toyota also flipped over onto its roof.
An investigation into the crash is still underway.