A fatal crash involving two semi-trucks and a pickup claimed the life of a 28-year-old Immokalee man early Tuesday, December 26, on U.S. 27 in Hendry County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The Immokalee Car Crash incident, which occurred shortly before 6:45 a.m., involved a pickup carrying four passengers, driven by a 23-year-old Lehigh Acres man in the eastbound outside lane near Stitt Ranch Road.
Simultaneously, a semi-truck, operated by a 51-year-old Winter Haven man, was traveling at a reduced speed in the same outside lane directly ahead of the pickup.
A second semi-truck, driven by a 42-year-old Hialeah man, was positioned behind the pickup in the inside lane as they approached Stitt Ranch Road. The pickup failed to decelerate appropriately, resulting in the front right section colliding with the rear left of the first semi's trailer.
Following the initial impact, the pickup proceeded northeast, intersecting the path of the second semi, leading to a collision between the side of the pickup and the second semi. Tragically, the 28-year-old Immokalee man lost his life at the scene.
Another passenger in the pickup, an Immokalee man whose age was unspecified, sustained serious injuries, while the driver and two additional passengers suffered minor injuries. Remarkably, neither of the semi-truck drivers reported injuries.
Florida Highway Patrol confirmed an ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.