Motorcyclist killed in crash with Waste Pro truck in North Fort Myers

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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A motorcycle being towed away after a crash with a dump truck on Pine Island Road. Credit: WINK News

A 26-year-old motorcyclist from Cape Coral was killed in a crash with a Waste Pro truck in North Fort Myers early Monday morning.

The crash took place near the corner of Pine Island Road and Woodward Avenue. According to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP says the motorcycle was traveling east in the right lane on Pine Island Rd., approaching a green light at the intersection with Woodward Ave. Troopers say as the motorcyclist entered the intersection, the Waste Pro truck turned left, through a flashing yellow light, in front of the motorcycle.

The FHP report says the bike hit the back of the Waste Pro truck and the rider was critically injured. They later died at the hospital. Troopers say the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.

FHP says the crash is still under investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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