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TRAFFIC ALERT: Fatal crash closes southbound lanes of Tamiami Trail at Tangelo Road

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Posted at 3:33 PM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 23:24:04-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — UPDATE 7:46 P.M.:

At about 2 p.m., a Fed Ex truck was traveling south on US 41, south of Tangelo Road. A man was riding a scooter in front of the truck.

The front of the truck rear-ended the scooter and the driver, a 39-year-old man from North Fort Myers, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Fed Ex truck, a 27-year-old man from Fort Myers, received minor injuries in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.


A fatal crash involving a FedEx truck and a motorcycle has closed the southbound lanes of Tamiami Trail at Tangelo Road, in Punta Gorda. Traffic is being diverted to Zemel Rd.

Drivers are asked to please avoid the area and seek an alternate route.