(October 1, 2018)-  Cape Coral Police are investigating a fatal crash that left one deceased.

On October 1, 2018, around 7:00 AM, Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service in reference to a two vehicle crash at the 1200 block of SW Pine Island RD. 

There was one fatality and no other injuries. A Major Crash Investigator, Victim Advocate, Forensics, and a Drug Recognition Expert responded to assist with this investigation. A Ping4alerts! was sent, warning drivers and residents of the traffic hazard.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE:  October 1, 2018

TIME:  6:57 AM

LOCATION: SW Pine Island Road/SW 12th Avenue

CR#:  18-018894

VEHICLE 1: Grey 2013 Nissan Altima, four-door car, Florida tag# HAXN40.

DRIVER 1: John Robert Jones Jr, W/M, 08/29/1978, of Cape Coral, FL.

DRIVER 1 INJURIES: John Jones suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

VEHICLE 2: White 2017 Freightliner semi-truck, Florida tag # ATXX70.

VEHICLE 2 TRAILER: White tanker semi-trailer, Florida tag # 8950CJ.

DRIVER 2: Jose L. Orengo, W/M, 06/18/1988, of Ft Pierce, FL.

DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Orengo was not injured in the crash. 

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 1 was traveling eastbound on SW Pine Island Road, in the outside lane, approaching the intersection with SW 12th Avenue; Vehicle 1 was behind Vehicle 2. Vehicle 2, a semi-tractor pulling a tanker type trailer carrying liquid chlorine, was traveling eastbound on SW Pine Island Road, in the outside lane, approaching the intersection with SW 12th Avenue, and slowed to turn right onto SW 12th Avenue. The front of Vehicle 1 collided with the rear of Vehicle 2.

The driver of Vehicle 1, who was not wearing a seat belt, was trauma alerted to the Cape Coral Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of Vehicle 2 was not injured. 

A Florida Highway Patrol Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Trooper also assisted the investigation.  SW Pine Island Road and SW 12th Ave were closed down for approximately 7 hours.

Alcohol/drugs ARE NOT a factor in the traffic crash. Next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified.

***There are 7 traffic fatalities and 26 MCI usages in our city in 2018. (There are 3 fatalities that are ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash.2018= 7 Traffic Fatalities, 2 DUI related (26 MCI usages)(this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 3 medical ruled deaths)2017= 17 Traffic fatalities, 8 DUI related (46 MCI usages)2016= 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (35 MCI usages) 2015= 13 Traffic fatalities, 9 DUI related (43 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 medical ruled death)2014= 10 Traffic fatalities, 5 DUI related (40 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical ruled death)2013= 19 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (43 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 3 medical ruled deaths)2012= 10 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (21 MCI usages)2011= 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (24 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical and 1 suicide ruled deaths)

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