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Driver killed when truck runs red light on U.S. 41 in North Fort Myers

Posted: 12:32 PM, Jun 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-28 11:25:02Z
Fatality in crash on U.S. 41 in N. Fort Myers
Fatality in crash on U.S. 41 in N. Fort Myers
Fatality in crash on U.S. 41 in N. Fort Myers

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Troopers say a truck driver ran a red light in North Fort Myers on Wednesday and killed another driver when the truck hit a car.

The crash happened at 11:11am at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Tara Boulevard in North Fort Myers.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer truck was headed north on U.S. 41 and did not stop at a red light.  The truck entered the intersection and hit the driver side of a car coming from Tara Boulevard on a green light.

The car became attached to the front of the truck, which came to a stop in the southbound lanes of U.S. 41.

The car's driver, 61-year-old Kathy Hasley of North Fort Myers, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck's driver, Yosbel Fernandez of Miami, was uninjured.

Charges are pending further investigation.