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Driver charged after leaving scene of serious crash in Immokalee

Posted at 1:50 PM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 13:50:57-04

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- Investigators have charged a Fort Myers man for leaving the scene of an crash that critically injured a woman in Immokalee.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, at 11:12 p.m. Thursday, 37-year-old Lisqueray Williams was driving south on S.R. 29 in Immokalee when an SUV pulled out from Roberts Avenue without stopping and hit her car.

The SUV overturned into a ditch and the driver, 20-year-old Michael Chapa of Fort Myers, fled the scene.  He was later located nearby by Collier County Sheriff's deputies and detained.

Chapa has been charged with driving while license suspended, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, learner driver's license violation, not wearing a seat belt, and running a stop sign.

Williams sustained critical injuries in the crash and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.