Arrest Was Made In Deadly Crash
By Lehigh Acres Gazette Source LCSO
An arrest was made in connection with a deadly crash in April, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said by email.
Andy Gonzalez is facing charges of vehicular homicide and reckless driving with damage for his involvement in the April 30 crash at the intersection Leeland Heights Boulevard and Maple Avenue South, deputies said.
The two-vehicle crash happened at around 3:05 p.m. Ernest Wayne Peterson, 82, was traveling westbound on Maple Avenue in his 2003 Nissan Altima and attempted to make a left turn onto Leeland Heights.
According to LCSO, the Nissan traveled into the roadway and was struck by Gonzalez’s 2004 Saturn SUV, who was traveling northbound on Leeland Heights Boulevard.
Peterson was airlifted to a hospital and eventually succumbed to his injuries.
Gonzalez is being held in the Lee County Jail with no bond.