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FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE


PRESS RELEASE APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BY:
Lt Greg Bueno PAO on
2/6/2020

Troop F
02/05/2020 6:15 PM San Marco Rd and Heathwood Dr. Collier
Incident Date Incident Time Location of Incident County

Sgt. R. Rodriguez FHPF20OFF006278 TBA


Crash Investigator Case Number Homicide Investigator

Vehicle# 1 Year 2002 Make Jeep Model Cherokee

Driver Dale Lowe M 23 of Cape Coral, FL


NAME SEX AGE CITY / STATE of RESIDENCE
Injuries NONE Next of Kin Notified? N/A N/A
HOSPITAL
Helmet N/A Seatbelt/Child Restraint Yes Alcohol Related? No

Vehicle# 2 Year 2009 Make MOTI Model R50

Driver Clayton Smith M 58 of Marco Island, FL


NAME SEX AGE CITY / STATE of RESIDENCE
Injuries FATAL Next of Kin Notified? Yes Lee Memorial Hospital
HOSPITAL
Helmet No Seatbelt/Child Restraint N/A Alcohol Related? No
CHARGES:
Under investigation
Narrative:
V01 was traveling east on San Marco Rd. approaching the intersection of Heathwood Dr. V02
was traveling west on San Marco Rd. approaching the intersection of Heathwood Dr. As V02
was traveling through the intersection, V01 made a left turn into the path of V02. The front of
V02 collided with the front right of V01. Driver 2 was later pronounced deceased at Lee
Memorial Hospital.