***Delayed Fatality***

 DATE:  September 28, 2019

TIME:  1:31 PM

LOCATION: 4141 Skyline Blvd      

CR#:  19-018218

ASSIGNED THI: Officer Danny Gray 

VEHICLE 1: Gold, 2004 Honda Accord, 4-door car, Florida tag

DRIVER 1: Alvaro Gil Vazquez, W/M, of Cape Coral

DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Vazquez was not injured in the crash.


VEHICLE 2: Silver, 2015 Chevrolet Impala, 4-door car, Florida tag

DRIVER 2: Russel E. Scott, W/M, , Cape Coral, FL.

DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Scott suffered minor injuries in the crash. Scott died on 10/04/2019.


Vehicle 1 was exiting the driveway of the residence located 4141 Skyline Blvd and turning right (north) onto Skyline Blvd. Vehicle 2 was traveling north in the inside lane at the 4100-block of Skyline Blvd. Vehicle 1 failed to yield the right of way to Vehicle 2. The right front quarter of Vehicle 2 collided with the front of Vehicle 1. Vehicle 1 initially came to rest in the northbound lanes but was moved into the grassy center median by the driver. The impact with Vehicle 1 caused Vehicle 2 to veer to the left into the center median with its left two tires. The driver of Vehicle 2 was able to bring the vehicle to a controlled stop in the grassy center median approximately 150 feet north of the area of impact.

The driver of Vehicle 1 did not complain of injury. The driver of Vehicle 2 was checked at the scene by Cape Coral Fire Department medics but declined to be transported to the hospital.

On 10/4/2019, the Cape Coral Police Department responded to a death investigation at 4300 block of SW 9th PL involving the driver of Vehicle 2 (CR 19-018598). The Lee County Medical Examiner has conducted an autopsy and results are pending. It is undetermined at this time whether the driver of Vehicle 2 died as a result of crash related injuries.

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