Fiery hit-and-run crash leaves FHP searching for driver who fled from Lehigh Acres scene on foot

Troopers report a car and a Jeep were possibly racing on Lee Boulevard…

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The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking the driver of a car involved in a fiery crash on Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres  after fleeing the scene.

Troopers report the car and a Jeep were westbound on Lee in the inside lane and  approaching Alaska Boulevard shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday.

The Jeep was traveling ahead of  the car, which witnesses said was speeding and  possibly racing a white sedan.

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The front of the car hit the rear of the Jeep, forcing it off the roadway and into a grass ditch.

The car then erupted into flames and troopers said the driver fledon foot.

The driver and a passenger in the Jeep suffered minor injuries.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at *FHP or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477), online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or on the P3Tips mobile app. 

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