Saturday, June 15, 2013

ATV Crash Kills One - Injures Two

Passenger Dies At Scene - Two Injured 

NAPLES, Fl. -- An ATV apparently traveling illegally on a Collier street Saturday afternoon at 12:23 p.m. crashed into a truck, killing a passenger on the ATV and injuring both drivers.

A Polaris Ranger ATV traveled south on 10th Street NE in Golden Gate on the west shoulder and was approaching the intersection of County Road 876 (Golden Gate Blvd) as a 2004 Ford F-250 truck traveled east on County Road 876 (Golden Gate Blvd) on the eastbound lane and was approaching the intersection of 10th Street NE.

The ATV driver, Antolyn M. Pelaez, 57 of Naples attempted to cross C.R. 876 and entered the truck's path which had the right of way. The driver of the truck was Phillip Ziegler, 29 of Naples.

The ATV front left struck the truck's right front at the intersection. The impact ejected both occupants of the ATV including passenger Edy Almas-Delgado, 55 of Naples.

The truck traveled in a southeasterly direction and entered the south shoulder east of the intersection. The ATV came to final rest faced southwest in the intersection. The truck came to final rest faced east in shrubbery on the south shoulder east of the intersection and the initial area of collision.

Pelaez' passenger, Almas-Delgado was pronounced deceased at the scene. Pelaez was transported by air ambulance to Lee Memorial in critical condition. Ziegler was transported to NCH in serious condition according to FHP Trooper Jeff Benoit and Homicide Investigator Cpl. Andrew Close.

Charges are pending against the ATV driver, Pelaez and alcohol was said to be a factor in the crash.

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