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Posted on: June 13, 2018

FMPD Investigates Fowler Street Hit & Run Fatality

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On Tuesday night June 12th Fort Myers Police reported to the scene of a fatal hit and run accident of vehicles vs. a pedestrian in front of 2250 Fowler Street. Upon arrival officers discovered a deceased male in the middle of the street, FMPD is withholding the victim’s identity due to notification of next of kin. Witnesses reported seeing the man hit by two different vehicles which did not stop. One was described as a dark color truck and the second a dark colored sedan. If anyone has information regarding this hit and run they are ask to contact the Fort Myers Police Department at (239) 321-7700 or they can leave an anonymous tip online at under Tip411 or by text to 847411 and include the keyword FMPD.

Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000 by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477), online at or by submitting information on the P3Tips mobile app.

UPDATE – Identity of Hit & Run Victim Released

FMPD has made contact with family of the victim in Tuesday night’s hit and run incident on Fowler Street and can now release his identity.  Deceased is Gary George Knafla (Date of Birth 08/30/1945) this case is still open and police are seeking information that may lead to an arrest.

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