Friday, January 10, 2014

17-Year Old Motorcyclist Dead In Crash

FORT MYERS, FL. -- 17-year old Sean Edward Parke of Fort Myers died in a crash while driving a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle Thursday afternoon about 1:57 p.m. crossing the path of a turning Dodge van.

Parke was traveling westbound on Cypress Lake Drive in the outside lane at a high rate of speed, approaching the intersection of Lake Breeze Drive. The traffic signal for westbound Cypress Lake Drive was solid green.

Evelyn Miozza, 78 of Fort Myers Beach in a 2008 Dodge van was in the process of making an unprotected left turn from eastbound Cypress Lake Drive onto Lake Breeze Drive. The traffic signal for eastbound Cypress Lake Drive was solid green. The van turned left into the path of the approaching motorcycle. 

As a result the front of the motorcycle struck the right side of the van within the intersection. The motorcycle came to final rest within the intersection. The van came to final rest on Lake Breeze Drive facing north, said FHP Trooper Charlie Vazquez and homicide investigator Corporal John Benton. 

Miozza suffered minor injuries and her passenger Shirley A Sylves, 80 suffered serious injuries. Both were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.

Charges are pending further investigation. It is not yet known if alcohol was a factor in the driving of the motorcyclist said the investigator's report.

If anyone witnessed this traffic crash, please contact the Florida Highway Patrol Corporal John Benton at 239-938-1800. 

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