Lee County Sheriffs Office Traffic Unit is looking for the publics assistance. Investigators have learned that good samaritans stopped and helped the victims of the crash. In addition there may be some additional witnesses to the event. If you have any information that can assist investigators, please call the non emergency number at 239-477-1000, the Traffic Office at 239-477-1636.
Driver of the 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck has been identified as Remijio Saldana Perez DOB 09/13/68, 953 B Eisenhower Blvd Lehigh Acres. Charges are pending.The occupants of the 2006 Honda SUV have been identified as, (driver) Charles David Bader DOB 10/01/57, 216 Woodingham Pl Venice, front seat passenger Michael Nicholas Katyryniuk DOB 02/18/47, 210 Jim Davis Rd Tellico Plains, TN. Both Bader and Katyryniuk were pronounced deceased at the scene by responding paramedics.
(Initial Press Release November 26, 2013 3:08am)
On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at 11:11 p.m., a 9-1-1 operator with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a call about a traffic crash. The incident occurred at the intersection of SR 82 and Columbus Blvd, Lehigh Acres.Deputies responded to the scene.
Due to the nature of the crash, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit were assigned to continue the investigation.
Preliminary information reveals the driver of the 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on Columbus Blvd approaching the intersection of SR 82. The 2006 Honda was westbound on SR 82 approaching Columbus Blvd. The Chevrolet pickup struck the Honda in the right rear causing it to spin and overturn in the culvert on the southwest corner of the intersection.
The adult male driver of the Chevrolet pickup was transported to Lee Memorial with non-life threatening injuries.
The adult male driver and the adult male passenger of the Honda were confirmed deceased.
Weather may have played a factor in the crash.
The investigation is on-going and charges may be pending.
The crash scene has been cleared and the road is open.
Media inquiries are directed to the on call Public Information Officer at via pager.