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Colonial Boulevard reopens after fatal crash Thursday night

Posted at 9:50 PM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 12:58:12-05

Multiple units responded to a crash that shut down parts of Colonial Boulevard and Veronica S. Shoemaker Thursday night.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m. Thursday and involved a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle.  At lease one person had been removed from the scene.

As of 6:30 a.m. Friday, traffic was still moving slowly along Colonial Boulevard and westbound lanes were closed.  However, all lanes were open as of 7 a.m.

**UPDATE** -- Police have identified the crash victim as 25-year-old Ernst Dorsinvil of Fort Myers.

Police say he was driving north on Plantation Road and ran the red light at Colonial Boulevard, where he crashed into the side of a tractor trailer.

Dorsinvil died at the scene.

The truck's driver was uninjured.