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Lehigh Acres woman dead after crashing into car stopped on I-75

Posted: 5:46 PM, Apr 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-15 10:57:11Z
Fort Myers Police investigate homicide

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — A Lehigh Acres woman is dead and another driver was charged with DUI after a crash on I-75 in Sarasota County early Sunday.

Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 2 a.m. on the southbound lane near mile marker 205 in Sarasota.

Troopers say 26-year-old Nicalos Simpson of North Port was stopped in the center travel lane when a car driven by 30-year-old Chris Marquez, from Lehigh Acres didn't stop in time and rear-ended him.

Marquez's passenger, 63-year-old Petruska Marquez, died at the hospital.

Simpson was charged with DUI Manslaughter, DUI Serious Bodily Injury, DUI Property Damage, and Disabled Vehicle Obstructing Traffic.