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Lee County deputy cited for crash that killed teenage bicyclist

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CAPE CORAL, Florida — Authorities say a Lee County deputy was at fault in a crash that killed a southwest Florida teenager.

The Cape Coral Police Department reported Friday that Deputy Douglas E. Hood was cited for careless driving following a two-month investigation.

Police say 15-year-old Austin Dukette was riding his bike to school in August when Hood hit the boy with his vehicle. The investigation found the computer in the car was a factor in the crash, in addition to environmental factors and the clothing Dukette was wearing.

The News-Press (http://goo.gl/0dlMmu ) reports that a white bike, stuffed animals and flowers continue the mark the location of the crash.


Information from: The (Fort Myers, Florida) News-Press, http://www.news-press.com

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