A young man is dead after driving his father’s car into Evangelical Christian School in Fort Myers on Wednesday.
According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Wesley Prophet Sauveur, 17, was found dead in a vehicle by deputies who had responded to the crash scene. No students or faculty were injured.
On the school’s website, Headmaster Dr. John Hunte said that the crash took place around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The car could be seen twisted and wedged upside down, smashed into a portion of the school building. Hunte said that the school would be closed on Thursday and that all classes were cancelled.
Sauveur’s father, who is also named Wesley Sauveur, said in a Facebook post that his son took his car without permission before the fatal crash.
“The journey may have come to its final end for my son Wesley Prophet Sauveur,” said the elder Sauveur. ”He took my car without my permission [and] got into a fatal crash according to Fort Myers sheriff. Pray for us.”
No further information has been released as to the nature of the crash, but deputies say the investigation is active.
Evangelical Christian School has not made announcements about classes for Friday at this time.
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