Crash kills bicyclist in Cape Coral Monday

Writer: Paul Dolan
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A bicyclist was killed in a crash in Cape Coral early Monday evening.

According to the City of Cape Coral, John Stephen Kopins, 66, was riding a bike on Del Prado Boulevard South off Southeast Fourth Street when a Dodge Challenger crashed into him.

The Dodge Challenger, driven by Marvin Lyndale Tory, 34, was in the middle lane on Del Prado Blvd, nearing the Southeast Fourth St. intersection.

Kopins was in the northbound left turn lane of Del Prado Blvd South at the intersection of Southeast Fourth St.

Kopins turned left into the path of the Dodge Challenger, where the right front bumper hit the right side of Troy and his bike. Kopins was ejected from the bike, sliding nearly 27 feet. Kopins, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, eventually stopped sliding just south of the intersection.

The bike was severely damaged in the crash. The frame and back wheel hit a light pole nearly 60 feet away from where the crash occurred.

The Dodge Challenger continued for about 150 feet after the crash until stopping in the middle lane of Del Prado Blvd. South.

Kopins sustained life-threatening injuries resulting from the crash. Life-saving measures were attempted at the scene of the crash by officers and witnesses.

Kopins was transported to Cape Coral Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Tory didn’t suffer any injuries in the crash.

The crash isn’t alcohol or drug-related, and speed is not considered to be a factor.

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