Dudley, on a 2001 Harley Davidson Road King cycle and Timothy William Schneider, 58 of Port Charlotte driving a 2007 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic were northbound on CR 769 (Kings Highway) at Peace River St. in DeSotok county with a group of motorcycles when the crash happened about 1:17 p.m. Sunday
Dudley had attempted to take the lead of the group of motorcycles and in doing so had cut in front of Schneider and another motorcycle. Somehow Dudley lost control and the motorcycle crashed onto it's left side, which then slid towards the southbound left turn lane of CR 769 and traveled into the path of Schneider's cycle.
Schneider steered left and attempted to avoid a collision but was unable to do so and the cycle also crashed onto its left side and skid towards the west grass shoulder of CR 769.
The 2 motorcycle drivers and one passenger were transported via helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. Dudley was later pronounced deceased from his injuries.
Schneider and his passenger Rosemary Aresta, 49 of Punta Gorda are in critical but stable condition, according to FHP Trooper J.A. Irizarry and homicide investigator Cpl. J.E. Wilmeth.