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Cape Coral PD: Woman in critical condition after crash involving drugs or alcohol

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 13:11:34-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A woman is in critical condition after hitting a tree around 11 p.m. Friday night.

Cape Coral Police say Katelyhn Ower was traveling northbound on Del Prado Boulevard North. Police say she continued driving straight instead of following the curve of the road and hit a tree. Police say the vehicle came to a stop on the outside shoulder of Del Prado Boulevard North facing south.

Ower suffered life-threatening injuries and was trauma alerted to a local hospital, the passenger was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police say drugs or alcohol are believed to be a factor in causing the crash. The crash is still under investigation.

If you have any information about this crash, you're asked to contact Cape Coral Police at 239-574-3223, submit an anonymous tip at,, send a message through the department's social media platforms, or calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Please use the Case Report #21-001101.