Colonial Boulevard reopened following fatal traffic crash

UPDATE: Colonial Boulevard has been reopened in both directions following a deadly traffic crash, according to the Fort Myers Police Department (FMPD).

According to the Fort Myers Police Department (FMPD), an elderly man caused the 4-vehicle-crash when he hit a car stopped at a red light, leading to a chain reaction of car collisions. A person was killed after their car was struck and pushed under a tanker.

The elderly man was hospitalized along with several others, including a 7-year-old, who suffered minor injuries.

A (DRE) Drug Recognition Expert evaluated the elderly man for signs of impairment which were negative. The elderly man is believed to have suffered from a medical episode. No criminal charges have been reported at this time, FMPD said.

Count on NBC2 to bring you the latest developments on this story.

ORIGINAL STORY: FORT MYERS, Fla. – Fort Myers Police are on the scene of a fatal crash along Colonial Boulevard after a car crashed into a semi-truck.

A third vehicle was also involved in the accident, which happened around 9:45am.

The crash happened near the off ramp of Interstate 75 by Exit 136. East and westbound Colonial Boulevard will remain closed for several hours.

Eastbound traffic is being diverted onto I-75 South. Westbound traffic is being directed into the Forum.

There are extensive delays in both directions of Colonial Boulevard.

This story is developing. Trust NBC2 to bring you the latest details as they become available.

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