Florida

Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident at SW Fort Winder St and Kings Hwy in DeSoto County, FL

Date
January 3, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected
No

Where it Happened

SW Fort Winder St and Kings Hwy in DeSoto County, FL

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Florida Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Motorcycle, Semi-Truck
Road/Highway
SW Fort Winder St and Kings Hwy
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a semi-truck


What Happened

Florida Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that killed a man at SW Fort Winder St and Kings Hwy in DeSoto County, FL on January 3rd, 2023. Police say the incident happened as an unnamed 71=year-old Risingsun, OH man was operating a motorcycle. The motorcycle was reportedly going northbound on SW Fort Winder St approaching a curve in the roadway. While taking the curve, the vehicle is said to have veered into a southbound lane, striking a semi-truck in the lane head-on. The collision left the motorcyclist with fatal injuries at the scene. Additional details were not provided.

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