On May 18, 2019, the Cape Coral Police Department was notified by the District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office that Christine Ann Meuse, W/F, DOB: 07/30/1945 died in hospice as a result of injuries she sustained in a traffic crash that occurred on October 30, 2018. The medical examiner has conducted an examination. Meuse was the driver of Vehicle 1 at the time of the crash.
DATE: October 30, 2018
TIME: 5:42 PM
LOCATION: Intersection of El Dorado Blvd N and NW 6th Ter
ASSIGNED THI: Officer Perry Wilson
VEHICLE 1: Black 2015 Kia Forte, four-door car, bearing FL registration Z25JKN.
DRIVER 1: Christine A. Meuse, W/F, DOB: 07/30/1945, of Cape Coral, FL.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Meuse was injured in the crash but declined medical treatment at the time of the original investigation.
VEHICLE 1 PASSENGER: A 13 year old W/F, of Cape Coral, FL.
VEHICLE 1 PASSENGER INJURIES: Reported no injury in the crash.
VEHICLE 2: Red 2005 Ford F-250, pickup truck, bearing FL registration 958QTZ.
DRIVER 2: Kyle D. Stuurwold, W/M, DOB: 03/16/1990, of Cape Coral, FL.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Stuurwold reported no injury in the crash.
SYNOPSIS (information taken from original crash report): Vehicle 1 was traveling west on NW 6th Ter approaching the intersection with El Dorado Blvd N. Vehicle 2 was traveling north on El Dorado Blvd N approaching the intersection with NW 6th Ter. Vehicle 1 turned left across the path of Vehicle 2, failing to yield the right of way, resulting in a T-bone crash. The front of Vehicle 2 collided with the left side of Vehicle 1. Vehicle 1 came to final rest in the center median south of the intersection facing south. Vehicle 2 came to final rest in the north lanes of El Dorado Blvd N facing north.
The driver of Vehicle 2 was not injured in the crash. The passenger of Vehicle 1 was not injured in the crash. The driver of Vehicle 1 was injured in the crash but was not transported to the hospital by LCEMS; the driver of Vehicle 1 died in hospice care on 5/17/19 as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
The driver of Vehicle 1 was found at fault for failing to yield the right of way during the original traffic crash investigation. This traffic crash IS NOT alcohol/drug related.
***There are 9 traffic fatalities and 31 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= 9 Traffic Fatalities, 3 DUI related (31 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