FMPD investigating crash that injured four
This afternoon, Aug. 30, at 3:45, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a traffic crash in 4000 block of Winkler Avenue Extension. The crash involved a 1994 Ford station wagon and a semi-truck.
According to a report from the FMPD, officers investigating the crash have learned the Ford had a flat tire and the driver, Tenille Gool, 25, was traveling westbound at a slow speed, with her hazard lights on, trying to make it to a nearby apartment complex. The driver of the semi-truck Timothy Vanmeter, 35, rear-ended the Ford.
While Vanmeter was not injured, the Ford suffered serious damage and all four people inside the car were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital, the report states.
A 2-year-old passenger in the Ford has been transported to a hospital in Tampa in critical condition. The other three have been treated and released.
Traffic citations are still pending in the case.