Lee County deputy cited for fatal crash

Investigation found computer in the car was a factor in the crash

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - 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.

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