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Major crash blocks Pine Island Road in Cape Coral, leaves one man dead

Major crash blocks Pine Island Road in Cape Coral, leaves one man dead
Posted at 7:42 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 07:05:32-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- All eastbound traffic on Pine Island Road in Cape Coral was being diverted around a major traffic crash Monday morning.

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of SW Pine Island Road.  That's between Skyline and Chiquita boulevards.

That's where a car appears to have crashed into the rear of a tanker truck.

UPDATE: Police say a Cape Coral man has died in this crash.

40-year-old John Jones, Jr. was driving eastbound when he crashed into the rear of a tanker truck that had slowed to turn onto SW 12th Avenue.

He was taken to Cape Coral Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The truck's driver was uninjured.

The roadway was closed for about seven hours while the scene was investigated.