Sunday, August 11, 2013

Early Morning Crash Kills Motorcyclist

Motorcycle Overturns Several Times Killing Driver

LABELLE, FL. -- Gary Albert Hall, Jr. 32 of LaBelle was traveling north on Interstate 75 on the northbound inside lane at a high rate of speed at 12:47 a.m. Sunday according the Florida Highway Patrol.

His 2004 Suzuki motorcycle failed to negotiate a right turning curve in the roadway, south of the Alico Road interchange in Lee county, say the FHP.

Hall traveled in a northwesterly direction across the west paved apron and entered the median where the Suzuki Hayabusa's left side struck the cable barrier.

The impact ejected Hall onto the median and caused the cycle to overturn multiple times.

It came to final rest on the median north of where it initially left the roadway. Hall was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a helmet says the FHP report.

The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 were closed at Alico Road for investigation  until 6:00 AM and
have since been re-opened to traffic.

The investigation is on going say FHP Trooper Jeff Benoir and Homicide Investigator Cpl. Robert Ellis They indicated in their report that it is unknown if alcohol was a factor.

(Hendry county jail booking records indicate Gary Albert Hall of 5689 W SR 80 had numerous arrests from 2010 to 2012 including those for sex charges, drug possession, probation violation, and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.)

(photo: Hendry County Sheriff booking photo)


  1. Anonymous1:00 PM

    Gary was a great person. I don't know why you want to post his arrests on here like this. Oh and furthermore the news coverage of this fatal motorcycle accident on I 75 has sucked. I guess if it would have happened in Cape Coral then it would have been on the news for months... I have known Gary Hall for 15+ years and he was someone you could talk to about anything. The fact is that he was loved by many friends and family. Yall make it sound like he was just another trouble maker. THIS IS BULL CRAP!!!!!! Thank you Amy Howard

  2. Anonymous1:53 PM

    It is appalling that you would publish information in this article about something that has nothing do to with the topic of the article. Had you been a professional you would have also published that despite the MANY FALSE CHARGES THAT YOU LISTED these were ALL NOLLE PROCESSED - for you ignorance that means that the accusers and Hendry County Sheriff Department had NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THEIR ACCUSATIONS. So perhaps you need to revisit journalism 101 and get your facts straight. This man was loved by many and his death is tragic.

    Debra Killackey

    1. Anonymous2:54 PM

      Well said Debra...may the fact that he was loved by many give you some peace during this tragic & very sad time.

  3. Anonymous2:29 PM

    I too find it appalling to put accusations & supposed arrrest reports on this article. The facts are that Gary was a good guy & liked by many. These BS accusations should never have been in this article. They have nothing to do w/ his death. This is shitty reporting to say the least & a terrible thing to write in the wake of a death of anyone. Shame on you.

  4. Anonymous2:35 PM

    I didn't know Gary at all yet fing it immoral and disguisting that you felt it necessary to put his criminal history in a story about his death. I will get my news for reputable sources now on in the area. You should be ashamed.

  5. Anonymous2:37 PM

    Where is the respect shown for this young mans death? You know nothing about Gary Hall! But, you sure are pointing out all the NEGATIVES?? I feel as a reader and a friend of Gary, your publish SUCKS!!! You make it sound as if Gary Hall was this awful human being and so therefore, his death is meaningless! The AUDACITY of you!! No body in this world is perfect, Including YOU!! Maybe the day will come when the WHOLE WORLD knows you NEGATIVES!! Grrrrrrr.... Heather Blake

  6. Anonymous2:38 PM

    What the hell does his arrest record have to do with his accidental death you idiot??? Your personal opinion is what made you decide to post this information on here and it's unwelcome and uncalled for. Your readers dont care if this man who passed do to an accidental death has priors. Its amazing that this trashy reporting is allowed and continues despite the comments of its readers. R.I.P Gary You were a good man and loved by many!!!

  7. Anonymous2:57 PM

    moonshine was his drink....

    1. Anonymous2:59 PM

      your comment is unwelcome as well. pathetic, ignorant people..let this man rest in peace

    2. Anonymous11:57 AM

      regaurdless of his drink of choice, he stil died... show some respect!

  8. Anonymous6:32 PM

    I have known Gary for 20+ years and was a good friend. We went to school together. He was a good guy, maybe didn't make the best choices, but overall A GOOD MAN!!! Do anything for ANYONE!!!! God got an angel and anyone who knew him KNOWS WHERE HE IS!!! Love you Gary!! May you rest in peace til we see you again. Keep us in line dowwn here brother. You will be missed.

  9. Anonymous7:00 PM

    RIP Gary, we ALL know the media and the po po are all full of chit.

  10. Anonymous8:14 PM

    I have to agree with the above statements. I find it very disrespectful not only to Gary but to his family. Shame on you for putting in his arrest record. It just shows the mentality of LaBelle and their "good ol' boy" ways. I should assume in the future that everyone else's record will be on here too or do you just pick and choose. Gary was a great guy...ask anyone who knew him. Shame on you!!!!

  11. Anonymous9:20 PM

    I wasn't super close to Gary, but my other half was. Gary has always there for us and anyone really, didn't matter who you. He had a great heart. He was a good guy not a bad guy. It breaks my heart that you would show so much disrespect to the deceased. Whether you knew him or not. I also agree with previous comments on here, if you did your research you would have known the arrests were just false charges. Makes me sick how you think you can get away with showing such disrespect.
    Anyways, Gary was a great man that was loved not only by his family, but also by his friends.

    1. Anonymous1:12 PM

      Ditto !! The bottom line, his life was lost. No matter his past it's still sad. Good thing he has many friends and family that knew the true Gary.

  12. Anonymous11:36 PM

    RIP Gary! And shame on the news posting the arrest info. Prayers out to his family and friends!

  13. Anonymous12:46 AM

    Regardless of someone's past, everyone is entitled to respect upon their death. If not for them, but for their family members and loved ones. If we pay for all of our sins with death why are anyone's "alleged" sins allowed to be held against them? Shame on you. I pray that his mother never sees this. And I pray that you see the error of your ways and post an apology.

  14. Anonymous7:30 AM

    No reason to dredge up past mistakes...a young man has died...Let He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone.....

  15. Anonymous1:06 PM

    R.I.P Gary Hall. You've impacted many lives, including mine. Prayers for all his family and friends who will miss him deeply.

  16. Anonymous3:04 PM

    what has his arrest report when he never was guilty of any of it have anything to do with this wonderful mans death Hendry county sheiffs r crooks and harassed him and charged him with faults arrest . let him RIP he was a great man and loved by so many people. I love u GARY HALL KEEP A SPOT OPEN FOR WHEN JESUS BRINGS ME HOME . ;) CAN WAIT TO SEE U AGAIN

  17. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Deleting the comments on this blog does not stop the fact that a great injustice has been placed on the name of the young man who lost his life Not to mention that you are placing the comments on a time line as if they are the only comments that were posted.. I think that is a violation of my right to freedom of an EDITOR (so called) you know that this blog is public access and the public has the right to view these comments either negative or positive As well as comment what the subject is. As you feel you had the right as a editor to report the arrest reports in the accident announcement. Man up!!!!!! it hurts to know that you did this to my family and friends

    Judy Fuller Gary's AUNT

  18. Anonymous12:00 PM

    Rip Gary Hall

  19. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Gary was a great friend to have. And you have to report about legal issues he was charged with and were dismissed. Have some respect. Gary will be remembered by us, his friends and family who knew him as the one to tell you how it is and to make you laugh. He spend his last hours with people who he cared about....he rode his motorcycle with friends and looked out for new riders. A tragedy happend that night. So stop the negative bs about his record. have some respect for his family. Maybe the editor needs to take a goat to a cliff.....RIP Gary Hall..........swflmr......

  20. Anonymous8:17 PM

    So isn't this considered defamation of character? Since the charges
    were all unwarranted and the H.C.S.O. shouldn't have disturbed this mans privacy in the first place there wouldn't be any arrest reports to speak of. The H.C.S.O. should be under the microscope for failing to check their records before serving a warrant that would cause this mans arrest and destroy his property. Seem like an investigation of the H.C.S.O. is in order to me. This good old boy way of life is broken and out dated. There is a bigger story that needs to be told. Do your home work idiots.

  21. Anonymous8:23 PM

    Gary was an awesome guy and I am saddened by his loss. my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. He will be greatly missed

  22. Anonymous2:50 PM

    You either liked Gary or you didn't, There was no in between. He will be missed by so many friends and family. RIP

  23. Anonymous3:53 PM

    I was very close to him he was a great man who just made a few mistakes his legal issues just brought upon a depression & drug addiction clouding his mind and judgement. He was probably high at the accident and anyone who knew him lost a great friend & loyal ally as a result