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Deadly crash on I-75 overnight takes the life of Naples man

Posted: 5:20 AM, Aug 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-15 10:47:19Z
Deadly crash on SB I-75
Deadly crash on SB I-75

A Naples man died after a crash on Interstate 75 Tuesday night in which his minivan was rear-ended by another car.

Florida Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Bruce Koelber of Naples died in the crash, which happened just before midnight Tuesday.

Troopers say Koelber was driving southbound in the center lane just south of the Alico Road exit when a car rear-ended him, sending both vehicles into the median, where they both hit a guardrail.

Koelber was transported to Gulf Coast Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The other car's driver, 27-year-old Alan Earle of Naples, was not seriously injured.

Charges are pending the results of alcohol testing.

All lanes of I-75 were reopened around 6am Wednesday.