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2 dead, 1 Critically Injured in Southwest Florida Crash

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Feb 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-02 15:13:00-05

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says two people are dead and a third is critically injured following a crash in southwest Florida.

According to troopers, a Ford Explorer went off a road in Estero Sunday night and struck two sets of wooden fences before overturning. Two passengers were ejected.

The News-Press of Fort Myers ( ) reports the driver and a passenger died at the scene. The surviving passenger was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.

The crash happened near Fort Myers.

Troopers haven't released their names.