(July 22, 2018)-  On July 22, 2018, Cape Coral Police responded to a traffic crash at the 900-block of Cape Coral Pkwy E where it was reported that a vehicle struck a pedestrian. Major Crash Investigators, Drug Recognition Expert, Forensic Technician, and a Victim Advocate responded. It was learned that the pedestrian suffered a fatality due to the traffic crash. The investigation is ongoing and Cape Coral Police Department is attempting to identify other vehicles and drivers from this crash. If you have information about their identity please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at (239) 574-3223 or at https://www.capecops.com/tips-disclaimer

Below is a synopsis from the lead Major Traffic Crash Investigator:

DATE:   July 22, 2018

TIME:   5:22 am

LOCATION:   900-block Cape Coral Parkway East

CR#:   18-014073

VEHICLE 1:   2012 silver Chevy Malibu 4-door, Florida tag# BUPB15.

DRIVER 1 INJURIES:   Was not injured in the crash.

PEDESTRIAN 1:   Steven A. Grant, DOB: 06/05/1964, B/M, Homeless, Cape Coral, Florida.

PEDESTRIAN 1 INJURIES:   Grant suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 1 was traveling eastbound in the inside travel lane of the 900-block of Cape Coral Parkway East, just east of the intersection at SE 8th Court. Pedestrian 1 was walking across the eastbound lanes of Cape Coral Parkway East mid-block, outside of the available marked crosswalks. Pedestrian 1 crossed in front of Vehicle 1 causing the front of Vehicle 1 to impact Pedestrian 1. Pedestrian 1 came to final rest in the eastbound center travel lane of Cape Coral Parkway East, approximately 100 feet from the area of impact. Vehicle 1 made a controlled stop and came to rest in the inside travel lane of Cape Coral Parkway East.

Witness statements indicate that several vehicles struck Pedestrian 1 immediately following the initial impact with Vehicle 1 but failed to stop at the scene afterwards. The investigation to identify the additional vehicles and drivers is ongoing.  

Grant suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The driver of Vehicle 1 was not injured.

Major Crash Investigators,  Drug Recognition Expert, Forensic Technician. and a Victim Advocate responded.

Alcohol/drugs ARE NOT a factor from the driver of Vehicle 1 in the traffic crash. Alcohol/drugs are yet to be determined for the pedestrian. Next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified.

***There are 5 traffic fatalities and 19 MCI usages in our city in 2018. (There is 1 fatality that is ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash.

2018= 5 Traffic Fatalities, 2 DUI related (19 MCI usages)

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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