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Cape man dies in four-vehicle crash on Veterans

By Staff | Jun 28, 2016

A Cape Coral driver died from his injuries after a four-vehicle crash Monday evening.

Cape police reported that Jose Abraham Nieves, 52, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, where he trauma-alerted following the crash at Veterans Memorial Parkway and Country Club Boulevard.

At 6:43 p.m., Nieves was driving east on Veterans in a Dodge when a Hyundai traveling west on Veterans and approaching Country Club reportedly crossed over the center median in the 900 block and entered the eastbound lane. The front the Hyundai struck the front of the Dodge.

Nieves’ car came to a rest in the road, while the Hyundai spun and crossed back over the median, according to police. The Hyundai collided into a Ford stopped in the left turn lane at Veterans before continuing west, where the rear of the Hyundai hit the front of a Toyota and came to a stop.

Nieves and the driver of the Hyundai, Joseph Anthony Mancini, 42, of the Cape, sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident. Mancini was also trauma-alerted to a local hospital.

Police reported on Tuesday that Mancini was listed in critical but stable condition.

The driver of the Ford, Steven Scott Pawlowski, 50, of the Cape, was not injured in the crash.

The driver of the Toyota, Mireille Louis Jean, 54, of Lehigh Acres, sustained minor injuries, while her two passengers – Sarah Louis Jean, 24, and Marc Louis Jean, 22, also of Lehigh, were not injured.

The accident is not alcohol or drug related, according to police.

So far this year, the city of Cape Coral has recorded five traffic fatalities.