1 dead, 1 injured in fiery Lehigh Acres crash

Posted at 5:31 AM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 11:00:18-04

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – We’re working to get more details on an overnight crash where Florida Highway Patrol says one person was killed, and another was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

It happened just before midnight Wednesday night on Lee Boulevard near Lee Court.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a Dodge car was headed eastbound on Lee Boulevard when the driver veered off the road to the right, then veered left and crossed the median.  The car went airborne before crashing into the front of a westbound SUV, then catching on fire.

The car's driver died at the scene.  FHP has not yet released their identity.

The SUV's driver, 20-year-old Kevin Steen of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, suffered critical injuries and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.  Steen is a pitcher in the Red Sox organization.

Lanes were closed in both directions while the crash was being investigated, but all lanes have since reopened.

This is a developing story, check back here for updates.