Hendry County traffic crash resulted in minor injuries

A Clewiston man received minor injuries in a Hendry County traffic crash on Nov. 9

A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at 7:45 a.m. a 2012 KIA Forte operated by Anthony Coppler, 20, of Clewiston, and a 2005 Dodge Ram, operated by Charles Colton, 18, of Felda, were traveling southbound on State Road 29 at the same time.

The Dodge stopped at the east entrance of 2786 on South S.R. 29. The KIA failed to stop, resulting in the front of the KIA colliding with the rear of the Dodge in the southbound lane.

Upon impact, the Dodge came to rest in the southbound lane of S.R. 29. The KIA came to a controlled stop on the west grassy shoulder, south of the area of the collision.

It was reported that Mr. Copper was transported by Hendry County EMS to Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston with minor injuries.

Mr. Coppler was reported not to have been wearing a seatbelt. Mr. Colton was wearing a seatbelt.

The traffic accident was investigated by Trooper T. Parks.

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