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Lehigh Acres man killed in Hendry County crash

Three others injured
Florida Highway Patrol
Posted at 6:18 PM, Jan 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-18 09:02:00-05

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol investigating a four-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured three others on Tuesday evening.

Troopers say it happened on State Road 80 and Townsend Canal Road around 6:00 p.m.

According to FHP two pickup trucks, a sedan, and a box truck were all traveling east on State Road 80.

Vehicle 1 (pickup truck), Vehicle 2 (pickup truck), Vehicle 3 (sedan), and Vehicle 4 (box truck) were approaching the intersection of Townsend Canal Road.

Troopers say the front of Vehicle 1 collided with the rear of Vehicle 2. This impact caused Vehicle 2 to travel off the roadway left, rotate and collide with a ditch. The front of Vehicle 3 then collided with the rear of Vehicle 1 and the front of Vehicle 4 collided with the rear of Vehicle 3. Driver 1 was seriously injured and flown to Gulf Coast Medical Center.

The 44-year-old driver of the sedan from Lehigh Acres was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The crash is currently under investigation.