One dead in single car crash on I-75 in Naples

Posted at 10:27 PM, Oct 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 06:29:08-04

**UPDATE** -- We now know the identity of the person killed on I-75 in Collier County Sunday night.

Florida Highway Patrol says 34-year-old Juan Zafra of Naples died during the car crash.  It happened around 7:45 Sunday night on I-75 near Golden Gate Parkway in Naples.

Two others were in the car with him; a woman and a 5-year-old.  Those two have minor injuries.

FHP says the woman was driving southbound and to avoid hitting another car in front of her, she swerved off the road, where their carhit a traffic sign and a tree before overturning.

They say alcohol was not a factor and the crash is under investigation.


A fatal accident caused parts of I-75 to close Sunday night.

Police say the single car crash lead to the death of one person. Two others involved in the crash were taken to the hospital.

FHP say the southbound lanes will remain blocked for the next few hours.

The cause of the crash has not been determined.

This is an ongoing investigation.