Sunday, October 27, 2013

Alcohol Related Motorcycle Crash Sends Two To Hospital

Critical Injury After Early Morning Harley Crash

FORT MYERS, FL. -- The Florida Highway Patrol says a fatality is possible after an alcohol related motorcycle crash this morning at 4:48 a.m. between a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle carrying one passenger and a BMW automobile.

Jeromy Robert Boutwell, 36, of Fort Myers and a passenger was traveling on the Harley eastbound on County Road-865 (Six Mile Cypress) just west of State Road-739 (Metro Parkway) in the inside lane. 

Lanorris Denard Merricks, 26 of Fort Myers, driving a 2003 BMW was stopped in the inside lane of Six Mile Cypress for the red traffic signal at the intersection of eastbound Six Mile Cypress and State Road-739.
For unknown reasons Boutwell failed to observe the stopped car ahead. The front portion of the motorcycle struck the rear portion of the BMW.

The Harley came to final rest facing east on its left side in the inside lane of County Road-865 just west of Metro Parkway. The BMW came to final rest in the area of the inside lane at the intersection of County Road-865 and Metro Parkway facing east.

Boutwell was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. His unidentified 36-year old passenger was taken to Lee Memorial with critical injuries. The FHP indicated alcohol was involved in the crash.

Merricks and two passengers aged 26 and 3 suffered no injuries. The FHP found no alcohol was involved with the car driver.

Charges are pending said FHP Trooper C. Vazquez and homicide investigator Corporal G. Kantor.

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