Late Night Single Vehicle Traffic Crash Leads to a Fatality

Late Night Single Vehicle Traffic Crash Leads to a Fatality

On February 11, 2020, around 10:15 pm, a vehicle drove into a canal in the 1200 – 1400 block of El Dorado Parkway W. The driver of the vehicle suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

VEHICLE 1: White/Blue 2017 Ford Mustang, Florida tag.

DRIVER 1: Robert Alan Zarnik, W/M, of Cape Coral.

SYNOPSIS:

Late Night Single Vehicle Traffic Crash Leads to a Fatality
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Vehicle 1 was traveling eastbound on El Dorado Pkwy W at the 1400 block at approximately 50 mph approaching the end of a dead-end road. Vehicle 1 continued eastbound beyond the roadway and struck an inclined hill and became airborne. Vehicle 1 traveled approximately 75 feet in the air and landed in a canal.   

The driver of Vehicle 1 was unable to get out of the vehicle and was removed from the driver seat by a CCFD diver. The driver of Vehicle 1 had been submerged in the water for several minutes and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Traffic Homicide Investigators J. Barkley and P Wilson responded, along with Forensic Tech C. Potts and VA C. Seymour.

At this time it is UNKNOWN if Alcohol/drugs are a factor in this traffic crash. Next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified. 

If you witnessed the traffic crash, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip at www.capecops.com/tips

Late Night Single Vehicle Traffic Crash Leads to a Fatality

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