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Cape woman dies in single-car crash

By Staff | Feb 5, 2013

With the new year barely into its sixth week, Cape Coral has seen five traffic deaths.

Mary Darlene Watkins, 59, of 3514 S.E. 2 Place died on scene Monday after she drove off Acadamey Boulevard for unknown reasons and struck a wooden utility pole and palm tree head on, Cape Coral police reported Monday

She was southbound at 2:03 p.m. when she lost control of her 2009 Honda Civic.

She was pinned in her vehicle due to the force of the crash and died at 2:14 p.m.

Electrical power in the area was interrupted and the southbound lane of Academy remained closed while LCEC replaced the utility pole, police reported.

Four other traffic-related deaths have been reported since the start of 2013.