One man died and two people are in serious condition after a traffic accident on U.S. 17.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 53-year-old Stanislaw Kujawinski was northbound on the highway north of Calle Bonita. The Florida Highway Patrol says a semi-trailer was stopped ahead of Kujawinski, with hazard lights activated, because of mechanical problems. Kujawinski’s Kia Sportage struck the semi’s trailer.
Kujawinski’s passenger, 56-year-old Walter Kujawinski, died in the crash. Another passenger in the Kia, 22-year-old Robert J. Leicht of Arcadia, was reported to be in serious condition at Lee Memorial Hospital.
Stanislaw Kujawinski was reported to be in serious condition at Charlotte Regional Medical Center.
The driver of the semi, 43-year-old Robert L. Sykes of Mulberry, and his passenger, 45-year-old Tonia D. Sykes of Mulberry, were not injured.