Woman killed while crossing Colonial Blvd.
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police Department responded to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian. It happened near the railroad tracks on Colonial Boulevard between Evans Avenue and Metro Parkway.
Preliminary information in the investigation reveals that a female pedestrian was attempting to cross Colonial Boulevard. She failed to use a crosswalk or an area designated for pedestrian crossing and ran into the path of an oncoming vehicle, a Dodge pickup truck.
Alcohol use by the pedestrian may be a factor in the crash. The investigation remains ongoing but no criminal charges are expected against the driver of the truck.
Colonial Boulevard between Evans Avenue and Metro Parkway remains shut down. Police expect to reopen the road by one o’clock Tuesday morning. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.