Fatal Marco Island crash results in arrest

John Rinkenbaugh

Fatal Marco Island crash results in arrest

CREATED Nov. 30, 2013

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - A two car crash on Marco Island Saturday afternoon claimed the life of an elderly woman.

The crash involved two Nissan sedans at the intersection of Bayport Avenue and Tahiti Road.  91-year-old Theresa Lesniak of Marco Island was behind the wheel of one of the cars and was killed.

Marco Island police arrested the driver of the other Nissan, 42-year-old Peter Ferreira of Marco Island, charging him with vehicular homicide, a 2nd degree felony and reckless driving, a 3rd degree felony.  

Marco Island police say Ferreira failed to observe the posted speed limit and ran a stop sign.  The crash remains under investigation.

 

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