What SWFL Is Talking About 3/11


51-year-old Omar Benitez, a Fort Myers Doctor, was killed Saturday in a boating accident When he crashed into mangroves on Hendry Creek and was ejected from his boat. The doctor has two young sons. FWC is investigating the accident.

35-year-old Justin Bent was killed over the weekend when his motorcycle was hit by a car in North Fort Myers. The crash occurred on US 41 near Arrowhead Boulevard  Saturday afternoon. The car was driven by 85-year-old Max Hamock. He and his wife were both hospitalized.  There have been several crashes in the past at that intersection.


5 people were killed in a plane crash near the Pahokee airport. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said a twin-engine Piper aircraft went down in Lake Okeechobee while approaching the  Airport Friday afternoon. One person was seen swimming away from the airplane, but has not been located.