Woman Injured After Striking Gator With Her Car

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — A Collier County woman is being treated in the hospital with serious injuries after crashing her car into an alligator.

The Fort Myers News Press reports (http://newspr.es/OtYCyo) 34-year-old Myrka Charles of Immokalee was driving her truck early Saturday morning when she struck the gator in the road. Charles lost control of her car, which went through a wire fence before striking a tree.

Charles was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital.

It was not immediately known what happened to the alligator.

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