LABELLE, FL. -- James Naso, 40 of LaBelle died in a crash Thursday night about 9:48 p.m. on State Road 29 near Felda in Hendry county. Naso was a Glades county Sheriff's Deputy.
Driving a 2007 Honda CBR1000 motorcycle, Naso was southbound on SR-29, north of CR-832 (Keri Rd) as Jose Sanchez, 28 of LaBelle driving a 1995 Peterbuilt was northbound on SR-29, north of CR-832.
As Naso's cycle approached the truck, the cycle failed to maintain it's lane and veered into the northbound lane of SR-29. Sanchez swerved right in an attempt to avoid the collision. The front left of the motorcycle struck the left side of the Peterbuilt.
The cycle was redirected to the right and began to overturn, Naso was ejected from the motorcycle which came to final rest in the water filled canal on the west side of SR-29. Naso came to final rest on the grassy shoulder on the west side of the roadway.
The Peterbuilt was driven to a controlled stop on the grassy shoulder on the east side of the roadway.
The accident is under investigation and the FHP says it is yet undetermined if alcohol was a factor for the motorcycle driver. He was not wearing a helmet.