Saturday, May 11, 2013

Motorcyclist Dead After Crash

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. -- Motorcyclist Max Andrew Price, 24 of Port Charlotte is dead after a crash with a truck Friday afternoon at 5:15 p.m.

Curtis Wayne Sanders, 40 of Punta Gorda was traveling northeast on David Blvd approaching the intersection of Dayton Lane in a truck. Price, on a 2001 600cc Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling southwest on David Blvd approaching the intersection of Dayton Lane.

The truck driver then made a left turn from David Blvd onto Dayton Lane and crossed over the southwest lane of David Blvd, The motorcycle struck the rear right portion of the truck. The cycle overturned and Price was ejected from the motorcycle.

The truck was at final rest on Dayton Lane facing north west and the motorcycle and driver were at final rest on the east grass shoulder of David Blvd.

Price was transported to Peace River Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 6:06 p.m. by hospital staff according to FHP Trooper Anthony Esposito and homicide investigator Cpl. Michael Michaud.

Charges are pending investigation and a blood alcohol test of Price. Price was not wearing a helmet. Alcohol was not a factor in Sanders, who had no injuries, said the FHP.

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