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Man dies from injuries suffered in three-vehicle accident

By Staff | Jun 20, 2017

A man who was critically injured in a crash involving an at-fault Cape Coral driver has died.

On Monday, the Florida Highway Patrol was notified that Oliver M. Ahn, 52, of Fort Myers, was pronounced dead at Lee Memorial Hospital from the injuries that he sustained, according to officials.

“A delayed fatality occurred in the crash, therefore a 60- to 90-day traffic homicide investigation will ensue,” Lt. Greg Bueno, a spokesman for the FHP, said on Tuesday.

On June 13, John Degemis Ferraro, 61, of the Cape, was driving a Ford F350 west on county Road 74 in Charlotte County when he stopped at the intersection of state Road 31, the FHP reported. At 11:50 a.m., he entered the intersection into the direct path of a semitrailer that was northbound on 31.

The front of the semitrailer collided into the right side of the Ford.

The impact redirected the Ford and it came to rest on the shoulder of the roadway. The semitrailer crossed the road’s centerline and collided head-on with an Acura RL headed south on 31.

The driver of the Acura, Ahn, sustained critical injuries, according to the FHP.

Ahn was transported to the hospital, where he later died.

Neither Ferraro, nor did the driver of the semitrailer, were injured.

At the time, Ferraro received a citation for vehicle entering stop or yield intersection.