On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at approximately 11:14 PM, deputies responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash located near the intersection of Pine Island Road and Old US 41 in North Fort Myers. Upon arrival, deputies located a white male, later identified as Joseph John Kunicki (DOB 12/06/60), in the roadway.
Kunicki was unconscious, but breathing, due to being struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. Several witnesses state that two vehicles where traveling together southbound on Old US 41 approaching Pine Island Road.
The first vehicle was a white older model Ford or Mercury. The second vehicle was a blue, potentially Dodge, pick up truck with a white stripe and topper. The white vehicle struck Kunicki, as he was attempting to cross the roadway. Both vehicles then fled the area westbound on Pine Island Road at a high rate of speed.
The white suspect vehicle will have heavy front-end damage to one of its headlight housing areas. Kunicki sustained injuries that were serious and potentially life threatening.
If anyone has any information on either vehicle, please contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit at 239-477-1636.
Media Inquiries to be directed to the Public Information Office at (239) 477-1340.