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Englewood Man Under Arrest After Fatal DUI Crash Kills 19-Year-Old Motorcyclist On 776

ENGLEWOOD FL – Florida Highway Patrol announced a motorcyclist has died after a drunk driver turned their SUV in front of them Wednesday evening.

The crash began as a 19-year-old man from Englewood Florida was riding a motorcycle southbound on the left lane of Indiana Avenue (State Road 776), approaching the intersection with 1st Avenue.

As the motorcyclist approached the intersection, Michael Risley a 46-year-old man from Englewood was driving a Sport Utility Vehicle traveling north on Indiana Avenue within the left turn lane at the intersection with 1st Street.

As the two vehicles approached from opposite directions, Risley failed to yield to the oncoming motorcyclist and attempted to turn left, driving directly into the path of the oncoming 19-year-old motorcyclist.

The young motorcyclist was unable to avoid a collision and the front of the motorcycle was hit by the front of the SUV.

The motorcyclist was fatally injured in the crash and first responders pronounced them deceased at the scene of the crash.

Risley was uninjured in the collision, and was taken into custody for DUI Manslaughter and booked into the Sarasota County Jail.

FHP has stated that the crash remains under investigation.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Englewood Man Under Arrest After Fatal DUI Crash Kills 19-Year-Old Motorcyclist On 776

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