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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Traffic Homicide Arrest

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For Immediate Release

September 28, 2021


On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at approximately 4:41 P.M. in the area of 11995 State Road 82 there was a fatal vehicle crash, taking the life of Alexander Marin Colon (D.O.B. 04/15/92). This crash occurred due to the reckless driving and actions of James Alan Tilney Jr (D.O.B. 09/06/68). It was determined Tilney violated Florida State Statutes 782.071 (1)(b) and 316.027 (2)(c). Tilney was arrested without incident on September 28, 2021 by FMPD Traffic Homicide Detective Bachert and remains in the Lee County Jail.

Fort Myers Police Department reminds all individuals involved in a crash to remain at the scene. In addition, drivers will be held accountable for their actions while operating a motor vehicle in the City of Fort Myers. 


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