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Punta Gorda Woman Dies After Her Motorcycle Was Hit By A Dump Truck In Charlotte County

Charlotte County – Florida Highway Patrol has announced that a motorcyclist has died after being hit by a dump truck on County Road 74 at the intersection with U.S. 17 Wednesday morning.

According to the report by FHP, the fatal accident began as a Dump Truck driven by a 48-year-old man fron North Port Florida, he was stopped on the inside left turn lane of County Road 74, at the intersection of U.S. 17, for a red traffic signal.

Directly in front of the Dump truck, was a motorcycle driven by a 27-year-old woman from Punta Gorda Florida, also lawfully stopped while waiting for the traffic signal to turn.

At 7:20:00 AM the traffic signal changed to green and the Dump Truck accelerated forward, however the truck driver failed to yield to the slower motorcycle in front, thus causing the front of the dump truck to crash into the motorcycle from behind.

The 27-year-old woman was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.

FHP has stated that this crash remains under investigation by authorities at this time.

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Punta Gorda Woman Dies After Her Motorcycle Was Hit By A Dump Truck In Charlotte County

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