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Fatality in Alligator Alley crash in Collier County

Posted at 7:27 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 09:41:35-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Troopers responded to a fatal crash on the Alligator Alley portion of Interstate 75 early Monday.

It happened approximately 5 a.m. near mile marker 94 in the southbound lanes.  That's just about 6 miles east of the Naples toll plaza.

The crash occurred in the median and no road blockage is reported in the area.

UPDATE (9:30AM) -- Troopers have identified the driver as 45-year-old Ryan Oliver of Fort Lauderdale.

They say he was driving westbound at 4:46 a.m. when for unknown reasons he drifted left into the median and then across the eastbound lanes, where his car hit a guardrail and drifted back across the eastbound lanes into the median.

Oliver was pronounced dead at the scene.