Caloosa Belle

Man dies in Ortona traffic crash

A Lehigh Acres man died in a single-vehicle traffic crash Wednesday, July 4, on State Road 78 near Chiaha Lane in Ortona.

A Florida Highway Patrol news release stated that at 4:34 p.m., a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier operated by Ronald Miller, 36, of Lehigh Acres turned to the left for a curve in the road. As a result, the car ran off the roadway to the right. The front of the car struck standing water on the north shoulder of SR 78. The car came to final rest in the standing water on the north shoulder of SR 78, on its roof, facing east.

The traffic accident was investigated by Trooper Justin Sanchez, crash investigator, and Corporal Justin Close, homicide investigator.