Two nuns killed, third injured in North Fort Myers car crash
Two nuns were killed and a third injured Sunday after an SUV turned into the path of their car at the corner of U.S. 41 and Gran Via Drive in North Fort Myers, officials said Monday.
The crash, which occurred at 3:33 p.m., also injured the driver of the SUV.
The driver of the car, Sister Elizabeth Meegan, 67, of Cape Coral, was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital where she was listed in serious condition Sunday night. The driver of the SUV, Michael Hickman, 60, of North Fort Myers, also was taken to Lee Memorial where he was listed in serious condition.
Florida Highway Patrol has not released the names of the two nuns who were passengers in Meegan’s vehicle, pending notification of family. One of the women was 80, the other was 84.
According to the crash report prepared by Florida Highway Patrol, Hickman, who was driving a 1999 Chevy Tahoe, was traveling north on U.S. 41 in the left turn lane and and turned left to travel west on Gran Via when he entered directly into the path of the 2007 Toyota Prius carrying the nuns. The force of the collision caused both vehicles to spin with the SUV coming to rest across the eastbound lanes of Gran Via facing north. The Prius came to rest in the intersection facing west.
No charges were listed on the crash report.
The investigation into the double fatality is continuing, said Lt. Chris Miller, spokesman for the Highway Patrol.