Off duty officer dies in scooter crash in Marco Island on Wednesday

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Lieutenant Clayton Smith.

A Marco Island Police officer is dead after crashing his scooter in Marco Island on Wednesday.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash was at San Marco Road and Heathwood Drive in Marco Island around 6:40 p.m.

FHP says Lieutenant Clayton Smith, 58, who works for the Marco Island Police Department was driving west on San Marco Road approaching the intersection of Heathwood Dr. when a car pulled out in front of him causing him to collide with the back of the vehicle.

Lt. Smith was thrown from his scooter and initially suffered serious injuries and was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. He died from his injuries at the hospital.

The fatal crash is still under investigation.

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