On Friday, August 3rd, Officer Kyle Plussa of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), was involved in a serious vehicle accident while off-duty. As a result, Kyle sustained a traumatic head injury, subsequently leaving him in a coma ever since.
With the intention of spending the first night in his new house with his fiancé Lauren, Friday evening was supposed to be one of the happiest days of his life. Kyle and Lauren were finishing up a day of moving their personal belongings from their apartment to their new house. A vehicle was traveling eastbound on Immokalee Road when it unexpectedly crossed over the median into oncoming westbound traffic. The vehicle crashed head-on into Kyle’s U-Haul, consequently creating a 5-vehicle car crash. The operator of the striking vehicle sustained fatal injuries. The accident is currently under investigation with FHP.
After the crash, Kyle was immediately transported to the NCH North Naples Hospital to be stabilized. Upon evaluation, doctors stated that he had suffered substantial swelling in his brain and possible internal bleeding. He was then flown to Lee Memorial Hospital’s trauma center in Fort Myers. Lauren was in another vehicle and is physically unharmed. However, she is currently going through what no fiancé should ever have to endure and is waiting at Kyle’s bedside for him to open his eyes.
Since arriving at Lee Memorial, Kyle has undergone several X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. He has been taken off sedation medicine, but still has not woken up. Kyle remains in critical condition inside the ICU. All bleeding has ceased and the brain swelling has decreased. Our hope and prayers are that Kyle will wake up soon!
The staff at Lee Memorial has been truly amazing, accommodating for the large amount of family and friends that are surrounding and supporting Kyle.
Fort Myers Police Department has shown Kyle’s family and friends an incredible amount of generosity by supplying food, comfort, and protection for everyone here at the hospital-All after recently going through their own nightmare of losing one of their own last week.
Kyle’s FWC family has done everything in their power to provide assistance and comfort for Kyle’s loved ones during this difficult time. We are asking today for your thoughts, prayers, love, and support until we bring our brother home.
This page has been created to help support Kyle, his fiancé, mother, sister, and entire family while he undergoes the physical fight of his life and the financial fight that will inevitably follow.