CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol troopers say one person is dead following a traffic crash in Punta Gorda on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Fort Myers man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
It happened on State Road 31, north of Neal Road.
The roadway between Bermont Road and Farabee Road had to be shut down for an extended period of time.
The crash involved a box truck and a passenger car.
According to the police report, the front of the car collided with the front of the truck.
It hit a guardrail and caught on fire.
The driver of the truck was not hurt.
FHP continues to investigate the cause of the crash.