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DUI charges for driver who caused wrong way crash in Fort Myers

Posted at 8:20 AM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 08:20:43-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Fort Myers man is in custody after being accused of causing a fatal crash early Saturday morning by driving the wrong way.

One driver died in the crash, and two others were hurt in the crash.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning along Ben C. Pratt Parkway/6 Mile Cypress Parkway.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 40-year-old Dwayne Holliday was driving in a pickup truck southbound in a northbound lane near Miracle on 34th Street.  That’s when a northbound car was unable to avoid the truck going the wrong way and hit it, sending the car airborne and into a northbound SUV.

The car’s driver, a 71-year-old Fort Myers man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Holliday and the driver of the SUV sustained minor injuries.

Holliday was arrested and is facing charges for DUI Manslaughter and DUI with Property Damage.