Pedestrian Dies in Estero Blvd Crosswalk
An Ohio woman has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Estero Blvd in a crosswalk at Bay Beach Lane on Fort Myers Beach. Deputies responded to the accident at approximately 6:30 p.m.on January 28, 2013.
Robert and Ann Bandy had been at the beach watching the sunset and were crossing Estero Blvd. Robert, 82, and Ann, 76, of Mentor, Ohio were in Fort Myers Beach visiting friends. A crash investigation by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide Unit revealed that the couple was walking across Estero Boulevard from the beach side to the bay side in the pedestrian crosswalk.The couple was struck by a Dodge Grand Caravan traveling northbound on Estero Boulevard driven by Jimmie Imel, 80, of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The driver told investigators he was traveling about 25 miles per hour and saw the couple in the crosswalk but was unable to stop.