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Arrest made in April road rage crash in Cape Coral

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 18:53:30-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A Cape Coral woman is facing Aggravated Battery charges after police say she was involved in a road rage incident in April. The incident resulted in a crash with serious injuries.

The crash happened on April 25th on Hancock Bridge Parkway.

According to Cape Coral Police, 19-year-old Marli Sollitto was driving an SUV westbound when there was a collision with a westbound car. The SUV pushed the car into the median and hit two trees. A passenger in the car was ejected onto the road's shoulder.

"Such poor decisions were made," said Corporal Phillip Mullen with the Cape Coral Police Department.

He says charges are also pending against the passenger in Sollitto's car for pepper spraying another driver.

"We do do as much traffic enforcement as we can. Unfortunately, this wasn't an incident that was based solely on speed, or solely on one factor. This was a conglomeration of factors," said Mullen.

Both people in the car sustained serious injuries. Both Sollitto and her passenger was also injured and taken to the hospital.

Last week, following an ongoing investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Sollitto. She surrendered herself to investigators and was booked into the Lee County Jail.

She faces 2 counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (her vehicle), 2 counts of reckless driving causing serious bodily injury, and criminal mischief over $1,000.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Sollitto was released from custody. Her bond was set at $75,000.