Fatal crash kills Naples man on I-75

Lee Herald Favicon 16A Naples man is dead after a fatal rear-end collision on Interstate-75 which saw both vehicles forced into the median just before midnight on Tuesday.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 27-year old Alan Earle of Naples was traveling south in in the center lane of I-75 near the Alico Road exit at 11:53 p.m. on Tuesday. The front of Earle’s 2012 Hyundai Equus collided with the rear of another vehicle driven by 39-year old Bruce Koelber of Naples.

FHP said that both vehicles then ran off the road into the median and slammed into the guard rail. Koelber was transported to Gulf Coast Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The report from the FHP state that charges are pending, as is the determination if the crash was alcohol related.

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