Three people were injured -one critically- following a weekend crash on Veterans Boulevard in Punta Gorda.
Police say 45-year old Charles Caputo rear-ended a pickup at a stoplight, causing a chain reaction crash.

In all, five vehicles and nine people were involved.

Caputo, who was in a 1980s-era Oldsmobile, was airlifted from the scene in critical condition.

The crash happened around 345 on Saturday afternoon- police say alcohol was not a factor in the accident. An investigation is ongoing.