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Woman injured after striking gator with her car

34-year-old Myrka Charles has serious injuries

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IMMOKALEE, Fla. – 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 that 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.