Delayed death following Punta Gorda rollover crash

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jun 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 07:36:20-04

One person has died after a single-vehicle rollover crash earlier this month in Punta Gorda that involved 15 other people, Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened on June 1st on I-75 near mile marker 164, just south of US-17 on Duncan Road.

While traveling northbound on I-75, the driver of the pickup truck overcorrected while trying to slow down.

All ten occupants from the bed of the truck were ejected.

16 people were injured in the crash, with five of those classified as trauma alerts.  8 of the injured were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital, the other 8 were taken to other area hospitals.

The driver of the truck, 44-year-old Joseph Turtulien, was pronounced dead on Saturday, June 24th.

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