Two residents injured in accident released from hospital
Two Cape Coral residents were released from the hospital after a fatal street-racing accident.
As of Tuesday, Cinthia Astacio, 21, of 1410 S.W. Eighth Place, and Patrick Z. Padilla, 34, of 706 S.W. 11th Ave., had been discharged from Lee Memorial Hospital, where they were taken on Saturday.
Marcus A. Solloway, 30, of 12581 Equestrian Circle, Apt. 1004, Fort Myers, died on scene.
According to the Cape police, Solloway was driving a Volkswagen Golf south on Country Club Boulevard in the inside lane. At about 4:02 a.m., the vehicle left the roadway in the 3900 block and entered into the median. The front end of the Volkswagen struck a street sign, followed by a tree.
At the time, Solloway was street racing another vehicle, which has been described as a 2004 silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Officials reported that the car stopped briefly at the crash scene but then fled.
After hitting the tree, the Volkswagen rotated and traveled southeast, crossing all of the northbound lanes. The vehicle entered the driveway of a residence at 3925 Country Club Blvd. and struck the left rear fender of a parked Kia Sportage. The collision forced the SUV to move in a southeast direction.
The Kia hit the south side of the home, before entering the side yard of a residence at 3927 Country Club Blvd. According to police, the SUV struck the north side of the second home and stopped.
After colliding into the Kia, the Volkswagen rotated and entered the yard and driveway of the 3927 Country Club Blvd. residence. The rear bumper and right side of the vehicle struck the home and slid along its west side. In the process, the Volkswagen hit the front left fender of a parked Honda Civic.
The Civic and the Volkswagen came to a stop in the driveway of the home, officials reported.
Astacio and Padilla sustained serious injuries and were trauma-alerted to the hospital.
Solloway sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead on scene.
According to police, the Volkswagen and the Chevrolet it was racing may have collided prior to the accident. If so, the Chevrolet could have damage to its driver’s side, with possible black paint transfer.
Anyone with information of the identity of the driver who left the crash scene is asked to contact the Cape Coral Police Department at (239) 574-3223. People can also submit an anonymous tip by visiting online at: www.capecops.com/tips or by texting CCPD, plus “Your Message,” to CRIMES (274637).
Tipsters can also contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS (8477).