One person was killed this morning after he was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Bayshore and Hart roads.
The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that 77 year old Emery Earl Okerlund of North Fort Myers, was hit at 6:36 a.m. by a 1999 GMC as he crossed Bayshore Road against the signal. The driver, Amanda Eileen Lapon, 24, of North Fort Myers, was traveling eastbound and did not see Okerlund, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lapon swerved to avoid contact, but the front left portion of her vehicle hit Okerlund, the highway patrol reports.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. The driver was not injured.
The incident remains under investigation.