Three killed in car accident in Charlotte County


CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Three people are dead after their vehicle pulls in front of a truck in Charlotte County Tuesday, January 9.

A report from the Florida Highway Patrol says it happened just before 5 P.M. at Gasparilla Road and Marathon Boulevard in Port Charlotte.

A Chevy Colorado driven by 80-year-old Alban Bianco pulled in front of a Dodge pickup and was hit on the right side.

Bianco and 73-year-old Rebecca Hlavsa of Port Charlotte were pronounced dead at the scene.

Eighty-two-year-old Raymond Lapointe of Michigan was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital as a trauma alert where he later died.

There were no injuries reported to the other driver, but was cited for not having driver’s license.


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