A man from Fort Myers was fatally injured on Thursday afternoon when he pulled his SUV in front of another on Bayshore Road, the authorities said.
Eighty-six-year-old Thomas Peter Hoolihan was driving a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe north on Indian Creek Drive, going towards Bayshore Road around noon.
A 2012 Jeep Liberty, operated by fifty-three-year-old Octavian Mireca Daraban from Fort Myers, was driving eastbound on Bayshore, in the inside lane, going towards Indian Creek.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Hoolihan got into the intersection directly in front of Daraban’s Jeep, and the front of the Jeep crashed with the left side of the Santa Fe.
The men were transported to Lee Memorial, where Hoolihan died. Daraban is severely injured and in serious condition.
Troopers are still investigating the accident.
Hoolihan’s death was the 14th death this year, caused in an accident on Lee County roads.
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