CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A Fort Myers man died in a crash on US-17 in Charlotte County Tuesday night. 

Ronald Rief, 74, was driving south on US-17 in the outside lane when he drove off the road, hitting trees and a fence around 8:30 p.m.

Rief's Kia Cadenza came to a stop in a ditch off the road. 

Rief and one passenger, Diane Rief, were taken to Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. 

Diane has minor injuries. 

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