Fort Myers man killed Tuesday in SUV crash on New York Avenue in Tice

A 63-year-old female passenger in the SUV suffered only minor injuries in the…

Fort Myers man killed Tuesday in SUV crash on New York Avenue in Tice 1

A 73-year-old Fort Myers man was killed Tuesday night in a single-vehicle crash along New York Drive at Railroad Avenue.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the man was driving an SUV north on New York and  lost control of the vehicle shortly after 8:30 p.m.

The SUV drove over the grass shoulder and crashed into a fence and then a tree.

The driver was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital where he died.

A 66-year-old female passenger in the SUV suffered only minor injuries, the FHP said. Both the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts.

The death is the 28th road fatality in Lee County in 2021, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety.

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