Saturday, August 08, 2015

Daron Scherr Killed In Motorcycle Crash

FORT MYERS, FL. -- Motorcyclist Daron Lynn Scherr, 46 of Sanibel, Florida was killed in a crash at 9:33 p.m. Friday night in Lee county. His passenger Wendy Lethbridge was seriously injured.

Peter Gerlich, 60 of Hoffman Estates, Illinois driving a 2010 Honda CRV westbound on CR- 869 (SUMMERLIN ROAD) and turned right onto Kelly Cove Drive in an attempt to make a U-turn.

As he attempted to turn left from Kelly Cove Drive onto eastbound CR- 869, Scherr's 2006 Yamaha XVS1100 motorcycle was westbound on CR- 869 in the outside lane.

Scherr attempted to avoid a collision but struck the left side of the Honda. Scherr was pronounced deceased on scene.

The passenger on the motorcycle, Wendy Lynn Lethbridge, 48 of Fort Myers, Florida was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries said the FHP. Scherr and Lethbridge were not wearing helmets.

Gerlich and two passengers suffered no injuries. The crash is under investigation.

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