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Traffic Fatality on Pine Island Road
Sunday, May 19, 2013

On May 18, 2013, at 10:09 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call of a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Pine Island Road and Commerce Creek Blvd. Deputies responded to the scene.

A 2012 Taoi I scooter was traveling west bound on Pine Island Road. The driver of the scooter was identified as Steven Mitchell, along with his rear passenger Karen Cagle (DOB 02/28/93). A 2006 Hummer 3, being driven by Bobby Ray Doyle, was also traveling west bound on Pine Island Road behind the scooter. At some point, Doyle's Hummer struck the back of Mitchell’s scooter and drug it west bound on Pine Island Road until both vehicles came to a stop. Due the nature of the incident, a Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Detective responded and conducted a crash investigation.

The impact caused both Mitchell and Cagle to be ejected from the scooter. The impact caused Cagle to sustain fatal injuries and she was pronounced deceased at the scene. Mitchell also sustained injuries and was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. The crash investigation is on going at this time

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