Motorcyclist killed in Collier Blvd. fatal wreck

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
(WINK News)

One person was killed in a Naples crash Friday night, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The wreck happened between a truck and a motorcycle around 10 p.m. on Collier Boulevard when a 2018 Dodge Ram made a U-turn on Collier Boulevard into the path of a 2019 HD FLHX motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle, 57-year-old James Galarza of Naples, has been identified as the victim.

FHP says the Dodge made a U-turn for southbound Collier Blvd., traveling into the path of motorcycle, which then collided with the right rear section of the truck.

The truck came to final rest partially on the curb and right lane facing west. The motorcycle came to final rest on its left side on the roadway.

The driver and two passengers of the Dodge were uninjured.

The crash shut down all southbound lanes and one outside northbound lane along Collier Blvd. between 20th Place SW and 23rd Ave SW in Naples.

Charges are pending, as the crash remains under investigation.

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