Worker injured in Cape traffic crash dies
An employee with Waste Management died Monday morning after his truck was struck from behind by another vehicle on Skyline Boulevard.
Lawrence Davis, 54, of 3155 Royalston Avenue #204, Fort Myers, suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at 9:47 a.m. at Lee Memorial.
At 6:28 a.m., Cape Police and Fire units responded to a crash in the 4100 block of Skyline Boulevard. A Waste Management trash collection truck was properly stopped in the outside southbound lane of Skyline with both workers standing at the rear of truck loading garbage.
A 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driven by Brian G. Ross, 52, of 842 S.W. 47th Street
Cape Coral, was southbound on Skyline traveling in the inside lane approaching the rear of the garbage truck. According to witnesses, Ross moved into the outside lane and did not see the garbage truck stopped on the road. Ross’ truck struck the left rear of the garbage truck where Davis was standing. The impact forced Davis under the garbage truck
Davis was airlifted by Medstar to Lee Memorial where he died from the injuries. Next of kin has been notified.
The other Waste Management employee, Andres Soto, 42, of 319 Canyon Drive North,
Lehigh Acres, was not hit by the Toyota.
Ross suffered only minor injuries and declined medical attention, officials said.
Davis is the city’s third traffic fatality of 2010. A traffic homicide investigation is continuing.
Source: Cape Coral Police Department