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Lee County crash early Sunday kills Hendry County man

Lee County crash early Sunday kills Hendry County man

By Eric Maze. CREATED Nov 3, 2013

FORT MYERS -- A Lee County crash early Sunday has claimed one life.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office says James Adam Barfield, 19, of Felda died just after midnight Sunday when his truck hit a pine tree at 3840 Highlight St. in Fort Myers.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Barfield had been ejected from the truck.  He was taken to Lehigh Regional Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Investigators believe Barfield was traveling northeast on Highlight when he tried to make a turn, but lost control and hit the tree.  Alcohol and speed may have played a role in the crash.