Single Vehicle Accident Fatality on Sanibel Captiva Road

Sanibel Police responded to a single vehicle accident at 3:24 a.m. Saturday, June 12 near mile marker three on Sanibel Captiva Road. Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle in the trees off the north side of the road. The only occupant, a male in his late 30s, was declared deceased at the scene by Lee County Emergency Medical Services.

Lee County Sheriff’s Traffic Homicide Unit responded to the scene for an investigation. Additional details are not available at this time, but have been requested. Sanibel Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene.

William Traxler was shopping at Bailey’s General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way, Friday, June 4, when his rental vehicle was struck in the parking lot by a vehicle operated by Madison Foster of Cumming, Ga. But Foster left the scene and a witness reported the accident to Bailey’s staff. Foster and her mother returned to the scene and police issued her a citation for leaving the scene of a crash.

Bicycle Crash
Daniel Shea of Fort Myers was riding his bicycle west on the Shared Use Path at 6:56 a.m. Wednesday, June 9 when he braked for a vehicle turning into the parking lot of 1037 Periwinkle Way and fell off the bicycle. Shea received a minor injury to his knee and was treated at the scene by Lee County Emergency Services.

Sanibel Police concluded Shea was at fault for his fall due to the driver having his vehicle in the driveway and the clearly posted “driveway look both ways” sign on the Shared Use Path.

Minor Parking Lot Crash
Joseph Nesselhuf of Overland Park, Ks., was backing his vehicle out of a parking space at Seven-Eleven, 1521 Periwinkle Way, at 11:31 a.m. Tuesday, June 8 when his vehicle struck the passenger side of a utility trailer attached to the vehicle of Kenneth Jenkins of Fort Myers.

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