A tragic accident in Lely, just outside of Naples, Florida took the lives of two young women Monday night. The two women, aged 20 and 22, were traveling in a car on U.S. 41, just before midnight when the driver lost control and collided with a tree.
The car was traveling west on U.S. 41, approaching Tobago Boulevard, when it left the roadway, entered the raised grass median and collided with a tree. The passenger died on scene while the driver was transported to North Collier Hospital where she later died.
Troopers are still investigating the cause of the crash. It is unknown at this time what caused the driver to lose control or if any other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The victims’ names have not yet been released, but their families and friends are devastated. The tragedy of this accident has left a community in shock and mourning.
The Naples area is no stranger to car accidents, and this serves as a reminder to everyone to drive safely and be aware of their surroundings. Let this tragedy serve as a reminder for us all to be mindful of our fellow drivers and to always practice safe driving habits.
The Florida Highway Patrol is urging anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who may have any information about the crash to please come forward. Authorities are hoping to gather more information that may help explain what happened and prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
The Florida Highway Patrol is also reminding drivers to be extra cautious when driving late at night. It is important to be alert, stay focused, and avoid distractions while behind the wheel. Drivers should also take extra care in avoiding distractions such as cell phones, loud music, and conversations with passengers, which may have contributed to this accident.
Additionally, the Florida Highway Patrol is stressing the importance of wearing a seatbelt at all times. Seatbelts can help reduce the severity of injuries and can even save lives in the event of an accident.
The Florida Highway Patrol would like to extend their deepest condolences to the families of the victims of this heartbreaking accident.