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Lee County man critical after medical episode while driving

Posted: 12:40 PM, Mar 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-21 12:40:11-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Troopers say a North Fort Myers man crashed his car Tuesday while having a medical issue.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 75-year-old George Spadaro was driving north on Orange Grove Boulevard near the Lochmoor Waterway Estates neighborhood around 6:53 a.m. Tuesday.

That's when a medical issue caused Spadaro to drive off the right side of the road and hit a utility pole, before continuing across Vinsetta Avenue and hitting a tree.

He was transported to Gulf Coast Hospital in critical condition.