Thursday, July 25, 2013

Driver Dead After Turn Into SUV

NAPLES, FL. -- A 79 year old man is dead after his 1999 Toyota Tacoma turned into the path of a GMC Sierra on July 18.

Michael J. Waskovich Jr of Naples was traveling south on US 41 (SR45) in the left turn lane approaching Castello Drive as Federico Perez, 44 of Naples was traveling north on US 41 in the center lane approaching Castello Drive.

The Toyota driven by Waskovich made a left turn in front of the path of the GMC and the front of it collided with the right side of the Toyota in the center northbound lane of US 41 at the intersection of Castello Drive.

As a result of the collision the rear right wheel of Waskovich's vehicle broke off, the vehicle rotated clockwise in the intersection. Upon the arrive of FHP Trooper Sean R. Ellis, both vehicles were at final rest.

Waskovich was taken to North Napes Hospital where he later died.

Perez and two passengers suffered no injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts according to Homicide investigator Corporal John R. Benton. No charges were filed.

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