This morning at about 0210 AM, officers responded to a single vehicle traffic crash (11-009655) at the 4000 block of Coronado Pkwy. The vehicle was occupied by a single white male driver. Residents first on scene made contact with the driver who was unresponsive and removed him from the vehicle since the engine was on fire. Officer first on scene conducted CPR until EMS arrived. The male driver was pronounced deceased on scene.

Officer P. O'Grady and Sgt. D.Cox responded to conduct the THI Investigation. Forensics responded and Community Outreach Coordinators responded to make contact with family members.

DATE: 5-23-11
TIME: 0210 AM
LOCATION: 4000 block of Coronado Pkwy
CR#: 11-009655

VEHICLE 1: 2003 Hyundai white in color bearing Florida tag L007QL
DRIVER 1: William Burke W/M 6-20-66
DRIVER INJURIES: Fatal


SYNOPSIS:
V-1 was traveling eastbound on Coronado Pkwy in the 4100 block in the left lane. V-1's front left tire made contact with the corner of the cement median. The roadway curves to the right. V-1 continued eastbound in the center of the median brake until the left side tires made contact with the next cement median. V-1 exited the second median and continued eastbound. V-1’s front tires hit the next cement median with its front tires and hit a tree head on.

The neighbor at 4038 Coronado Pkwy heard the traffic crash and removed the driver of V-1 due to the smoke coming from the vehicle.

The driver of V-1 was pronounced deceased on scene by Lee County EMS.

The driver of V-1 was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the traffic crash. It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were a factor.