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Lehigh Acres man dies in single-vehicle crash

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-07 09:28:35-05

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- One man is dead and a boy was injured in a mysterious crash in Lehigh Acres Monday afternoon.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened along lee Boulevard around 3:30 p.m.

Troopers say 56-year-old Thomas Roberts was driving a Jeep SUV eastbound on Lee Boulevard when for unknown reasons, his vehicle drifted across the median and westbound lanes before crashing into a parked vehicle in front of the Perkins restaurant at Elva Avenue.

Roberts was taken to Lehigh Regional, where he was pronounced dead.

A passenger in his car, 7-year-old Tyler Roberts, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Health Park Hospital.