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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Fort Myers woman causes head-on collision while attempting to flee police

A Fort Myers woman was arrested after she attempted to flee from police and crashed another vehicle, sending its driver to the trauma unit.

On Wednesday, September 29, a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office ran a scan on a silver Chevrolet sedan around the 12000 block of N Hwy 441 in Ocala. According to the sheriff’s office report, the vehicle was reported stolen out of Osceola County.

When the deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle, the vehicle failed to stop and instead continued to travel north on U.S. Hwy 441.

According to the report, the vehicle continued northbound along the highway at a moderate speed until it entered the median, lost control, and crashed into a white Chevrolet SUV.

The driver of the SUV was transported as a trauma alert to Ocala Regional Medical Center and was later diagnosed with a fractured nose.

The driver of the stolen sedan, 19-year-old Ny’keria Alexis Anderson, was detained and stated that she took the vehicle from her ex-boyfriend. She said she fled police because she knew the vehicle was stolen.

Anderson was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail. She was charged with fleeing and eluding police, grand theft of a vehicle, and operating a vehicle without a valid license. Her bond was set at $16,000.