(November 22, 2014)-  Last night around 7:30 PM, Cape Coral Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash in the 100 block of NE Pine Island Road.  The crash was a "chain reaction" that occurred when the first vehicle collided into the second, which in turn hit the third.

Investigation revealed that the crash was alcohol/drug-related.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE: November 21, 2014
TIME: 7:26 PM
LOCATION: 100 block NE Pine Island Road
CR#: 14-018620
ASSIGNED MCI: M/Cpl. Satterlee

VEHICLE 1 (V-1): Yellow 2006 Ford Ranger truck.
DRIVER 1 (D-1): Scott Randall Martin, W/M, 51, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Martin was originally unresponsive until reaching the hospital.

VEHICLE 2 (V-2): Black Honda Accord 2-door car.
DRIVER 2 (D-2): Demetrios Gonis, W/M, 67, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Gonis suffered no injuries in the traffic crash.

VEHICLE 3 (V-3): Silver Oldsmobile Intrigue 4-door car.
DRIVER 3 (D-3): Frank J. Lesicko, W/M, 58, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 3 INJURIES: Lesicko suffered no injuries in the traffic crash.
PASSENGER: Alice Netzley, W/F, 56, of Cape Coral, Florida.
PASSENGER INJURIES: Netzley suffered minor injuries in the traffic crash.

SYNOPSIS:  V-3 was West in the 100 block NE Pine Island Road in the inside lane approaching Santa Barbara Boulevard.  V-2 was West behind V-3 in the inside lane.  V-1 was West in the inside lane behind V-2.

V-3 began to slow for traffic ahead of it as did V-2.  V-1 did not slow and struck the rear of V-2.  V-2 was forced forward into the rear of V-3.  All vehicles came to a stop in the inside West lane of NE Pine Island Road.  The driver of V-1 was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of V-1 and was trauma alerted to a local hospital.  The front passenger of V-3 suffered minor injuries but refused medical transport.  There were no other injuries.  There was no evidence of braking prior to, or during the traffic crash by V-1.

At the hospital, it was determined that the driver of V-1 had not suffered any injuries.  The driver of V-1 is listed in stable condition at the hospital for observation.

MCI Satterlee and Forensics Specialist Buckner responded.  This traffic crash IS alcohol/drug related.  The next-of-kin has been notified.  Due to the nature of traffic crash, criminal charges ARE pending.

This traffic crash closed one lane of NE Pine Island Road for approximately one hour.

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