Cape Coral Police Department
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Cape Coral Police Investigate a Double Fatality Crash
(March 1, 2013) On February 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm, Cape Coral Police responded to a serious injury crash in the 1500 Veterans Memorial Parkway West (Case #13-003372).
The crash involved two vehicles. The first, a black 2008 Hummer H2, Florida tag 13FIN, driven by Jason Jones (07/04/1977, W/M) of 1102 NW 40th Place, Cape Coral, Fl 33993. Mr. Jones suffered minor injuries and was transported to the Cape Coral Hospital for further medical treatment. Also in the first vehicle was a juvenile, (8 y/o W/M) also of 1102 NW 40th Place, Cape Coral, FL 33993, who suffered minor injuries and was transported to the Cape Coral Hospital for further medical treatment.
The second vehicle was a white1992 Toyota Previa van, Florida tag Z6JBY, driven by an unknown white male and occupied by an unknown white female passenger. Both the driver and passenger died on scene due to injuries suffered in the traffic crash.
Vehicle 1, a 2008 Hummer Sport Utility Vehicle, was traveling Westbound on Veterans Parkway West. Vehicle 1 was traveling in the outside lane.
Vehicle 2, a 1992 Toyota mini van, was traveling Eastbound on Veterans Parkway West. Vehicle 2 was traveling in the outside lane.
For unknown reasons, the Black Hummer traveled off of the North edge of the roadway and onto the grassy area. The Black Hummer continued off road for approximately 500 feet (in the grassy area), then impacted a row of shrubs with the driver`s side of his vehicle. After impacting the row of shrubs, the Black Hummer traveled back towards Veterans Parkway West. The Black Hummer then crossed over the Westbound lanes of Veterans Parkway West and across the grassy center median that separated the East and Westbound lanes of Veterans Parkway West.
The Black Hummer crossed over two more lanes and the front of the Black Hummer struck the drivers door area of white Toyota that was driving in the opposite direction. After initial impact with the white Toyota, the Black Hummer spun in a counterclockwise position and came to rest upside down on its roof, approximately 50 feet South of the outside lane of Veterans Parkway West, in the grassy area. At final rest, the Black Hummer was facing in a Northeast direction.
After being impacted by the Black Hummer, white Toyota flipped over onto its roof and came to rest with half of the vehicle in the outside lane of the roadway and half of the vehicle in the grassy portion of the South side of the roadway. At final rest, white Toyota was facing in a Northwest direction.
The driver and the front right passenger in white Toyota were pronounced dead on scene. The driver and front right seat passenger in the Black Hummer suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Cape Coral Hospital by Medics for further medical treatment.
Due to injuries suffered in the traffic crash, a Traffic Homicide investigation is being conducted. It is unknown at this time if this traffic crash is alcohol/drug related.
This is the 9th and 10th traffic fatality for our city in 2013.
****THIS TRAFFIC CRASH HAS TWO FATALITIES (white Toyota). BOTH DECEASED ARE NOT POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED PER THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE. WE HAVE PRELIMINARY IDENTIFICATIONS BUT ARE LISTING THEM AS JOHN AND JANE DOE FOR THIS PRESS RELEASE UNTIL POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AND NEXT-OF-KIN IS NOTIFIED. We will provide an additional release once final identification and notification of next-of-kin has been made.****