DATE: November 25, 2020 @ 11:56 pm, NE 31st Street / NE 5th Place
VEHICLE 1: 2014 white Ford Focus 4-door, Florida tag, driven by Kenneth Wayne Lawson, W/M, of Cape Coral. Lawson suffered minor injuries in the crash. Julia Ann Drudy, W/F, of Cape Coral, was a passenger in the vehicle. Drudy suffered minor injuries in the crash. There were also 2 juveniles in the back seat, both of whom suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
Vehicle was traveling eastbound on NE 31st Street approaching the intersection of NE 5th Place. Vehicle left the roadway and continued eastbound across the vacant lot in the 3100 block of NE 5th Place. Vehicle struck the elevated canal bank, became airborne, and entered the canal. Vehicle was completely submerged upon CCPD arrival, with both juveniles trapped inside.
All four occupants were transported to a local hospital, where Occupants 3 and 4 later died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
Alcohol/drugs ARE a factor in this crash. Next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified.
If you witnessed this traffic crash or have information about this traffic crash, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department by calling 239-574-3223, or by submitting an anonymous tip at www.capecops.com/tips, new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-report/anonymous . Tips can also be submitted as a message through our social media platforms or by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Please use Case Report #20-022144.