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Cape police: Driver shot self in head; car hits canal

By Staff | Apr 21, 2009

A man died Monday night after he apparently shot himself in the head and lost control of his vehicle, which drove into a canal off Del Prado Boulevard.
Cape Coral police officers were attempting to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle they said was driving erratically on Del Prado Boulevard when the vehicle came to a stop.
The driver, a white male, appeared to shoot himself in the head, causing the vehicle to accelerate and travel across a vacant area and into a canal, officials said.
The incident occurred in the 2700 block of Del Prado Boulevard North at about 8:30 p.m.
Emergency workers pulled the driver from the vehicle. Officials said he was breathing and taken to Lee Memorial as a trauma alert but did not survive.
Cape police are continuing the investigation.
No other information has been released but will be forthcoming when available, officials said.

Source: Cape Coral Police Department