North Fort Myers, FL – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a crash taking place Saturday afternoon at 2:26 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Leesure Lane leaves an 88-year old man dead.
The FHP said that the victim, Henry Cook Sr., was driving his Ford Escape west on U.S. 41 and was stopped at the intersection. The other driver, 40-year old Joaquin Reyes, was approaching the Shell Factory as Reyes drove north on U.S 41.
Cook drove directly in front of Reyes’ Dodge Challenger as he went into the intersection’s inside lane.
Reyes tried to avoid hitting Cook but failed.
Cook died at the site of the crash.