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Lyft driver dies while transporting customer

Posted at 7:27 PM, Jan 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-25 05:40:34-05

ESTERO, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol responded to a call Monday around noon, where a Lyft driver suffered a medical episode while he was driving a passenger.

The 2019 Volkswagen was traveling south on Interstate 75 when the passenger had to gain control of the steering wheel then activate the emergency brake, which brought the vehicle to a safe stop.

The passenger called 911 and provided CPR on the driver. The driver was transported to an area hospital by Emergency Medical Services and later pronounced deceased.