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63 year old Petruska E. Marquez of Lehigh Acres was killed Sunday morning after a multi-vehicle accident on I-75 in Sarasota County. 26 year old Nicholas Simpson of Northport was apparently under the influence of alcohol when he stopped his car in the middle of the interstate, causing the wreck.  He’s facing several charges including DUI manslaughter.

Collier County deputies arrested Michael Burke Thursday night. Police say he was seen attempting to break into several homes on Barrett Avenue, and relieved himself in someone’s backyard. He was found to be in possession of drugs when police apprehended him.



Crews will be working on the Jolley Bridge this week replacing lights damaged by Hurricane Irma, and also doing some road resurfacing. Southbound lanes will be closed from Capri Blvd to the bridge beginning at 9am. FHP will assist with traffic.