Obstructed View Causes a Deadly Crash

A vehicle traveling eastbound on SW 19th Street slammed into the back of a parked vehicle, pinning a man between the two vehicles. Traffic Homicide Investigators and a Victim’s Advocate responded to the scene.

DATE: September 22, 2021, at approximately 7:30 am, at 406 SW 19th Street in Cape Coral.

VEHICLE 1: 2017 gray Nissan Sentra, 4-Door Car, Florida tag, driven by a 26-year-old male, from Cape Coral, who suffered no injuries in the crash.

VEHICLE 2: 1997 white Ford Expedition, SUV, Florida tag.
VEHICLE 3: 2003 green Ford Expedition, SUV, Florida tag.

PEDESTRIAN 1: Juan Jose Jaime Franco, H/M, DOB: 8-12-86, of Fort Myers, FL. Franco suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision and later succumbed to those injuries.  ***On September 22nd at 8:22 pm, contact was made with the District 21 Medical Examiner’s office who informed THI Investigator Wilson that Juan Jose Jaime Franco died at 4:28 pm, as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash. The next of kin has been notified.***

SYNOPSIS

Vehicle 2 was properly parked, partially in the roadway, in front of 406 SW 19th Ave.

Vehicle 3 was parked in front of Vehicle 2, front bumper to front bumper.

Vehicles 2 and 3 were unoccupied.

Vehicle 1 was traveling East on SW 19th Ave approaching 406 SW 19th Ave.

Pedestrian 1 was collecting tools from the back of Vehicle 2, in preparation for the day’s work on a home under construction just East of 406 SW 19th Ave.

Obstructed View Causes a Deadly Crash

Driver of V1 stated he was unable to see due to window condensation combined with the sunrise glare.

Vehicle 1 collided with Pedestrian 1 and Vehicle 2 consecutively, pinning Pedestrian 1 between Vehicle 1 and Vehicle 2.

Pedestrian 1 suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision and had to be extricated by LCEMS and CCFD.

SPEED and IMPAIRMENT are NOT considered factors in this collision. 

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