Two crashes on the I-75 Caloosahatchee Bridge occurred early Monday morning when a driver from North Port stopped his car on the roadway blocking two lanes of traffic.
Florida Highway Patrol reported that at roughly 5:30 am Rachel Robel a 26-year old from North Fort Myers was traveling south on I-75 across the Caloosahatchee when she encountered a stopped vehicle blocking the lanes.
Because of the early morning darkness, Robel was unable to avoid crashing into the vehicle. Both Robel and her passenger, Jordan Izzo a 31 year old suffered minor injures in the accident.
On coming traffic from I-75 approached, including 50 year old Christine Amara from Bradenton who swerved to avoid the stopped vehicles but crashed into a Dodge Pickup truck that had managed to stop before running into the original accident.
The second crash was without injuries and the driver of the stopped vehicle, a 2005 Chrysler was driven by Ryan Suta, 31 from North Port was also not injured in the accident.
FHP is still investigating why Suta had stopped in the middle of the freeway.