Fiery Cape Coral crash kills one, badly burns another
CAPE CORAL -- One man is dead and a woman was seriously injured early Saturday morning in a fiery Cape Coral crash.
The Cape Coral Fire Department says the accident happened just after midnight on Rose Garden Rd. on the curve near SW 6th Pl. in south Cape Coral.
When firefighters were called to the scene, they found a sports car engulfed in flames. Bystanders who saw the crash rushed to pull one of the passengers from the car. She suffered severe burns from the fire. The male driver was unable to escape. He died at the scene.
Investigators believe speed have played a role in the crash. The roads and grass in the median and on the shoulder were still slick from heavy rains, and the car was found up against a palm tree in the median.
Cape Coral police have still not released the identity of the driver. They did identify the passenger who was critically injured as 29-year-old Susan Reynolds of Lehigh Acres.
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