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One person dead in 5-vehicle crash in Cape Coral Saturday

Posted at 8:15 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 08:15:09-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A deadly multiple-vehicle Cape Coral crash on Saturday is under investigation, and highway patrol says charges could be coming.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, on Saturday, five vehicles were involved in a crash on Pine Island Road near Barrett Road at 12:45 p.m.

Troopers say four cars stopped for traffic congestion, but a fifth car didn't, causing a chain-reaction crash.

That crash killed 72-year-old Carolyn Erwin of LaBelle, who was the driver of one of the cars in the chain reaction collisions.

In their report, FHP says that 32-year-old Stefan Lippke of Cape Coral was at fault for the crash for failing to slow for traffic.

Charges are still pending further investigation.