LEE -- A 59-year-old Fort Myers man was killed and his 57-year-old wife seriously injured in a three-car accident at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday that closed U.S. 41 for two hours off Hickory Drive in Lee County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Daniel Cantwell, driving a 1997 Saturn with his wife, Martha Cantwell a passenger, was waiting to turn left onto U.S. 41, according to the FHP report.
A 2014 Nissan Frontier driven by an 18-year-old Fort Meyers woman with a 7-year-old passenger was northbound on U.S. 41 in the center lane while a 1996 Nissan Altima driven by a 54-year-old Fort Meyers man was stopped in the southbound left-turn lane at the intersection.
FHP reported the Saturn pulled out in front of the Frontier, which rammed the driver door and knocked the Saturn over. The Frontier veered across the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 to the west shoulder, according to FHP.
Traffic was closed southbound for two hours for the investigation and limited in both directions on for three hours.
Cantwell was trapped and his body had to be removed by San Carlos Fire Department. His wife is listed in serious condition at Lee Memorial Hospital.
No charges are pending. Alcohol is not listed as a factor in the accident.