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Cape woman dies in single-car crash

February 5, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

With the new year barely into its sixth week, Cape Coral has seen five traffic deaths.

Mary Darlene Watkins, 59, of 3514 S.E. 2 Place died on scene Monday after she drove off Acadamey Boulevard for unknown reasons and struck a wooden utility pole and palm tree head on, Cape Coral police reported Monday

She was southbound at 2:03 p.m. when she lost control of her 2009 Honda Civic.

She was pinned in her vehicle due to the force of the crash and died at 2:14 p.m.

Electrical power in the area was interrupted and the southbound lane of Academy remained closed while LCEC replaced the utility pole, police reported.

Four other traffic-related deaths have been reported since the start of 2013.



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