2 dead following deadly motorcycle crash south of US 41

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Two people are dead following a deadly motorcycle crash that occurred late Monday night south of U.S. 41 in Fort Myers.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at around 8:55 p.m., a 25-year-old man from Cape Coral was driving a motorcycle south on U.S. 41, south of Gladiolus Drive, on the inside lane.

The driver then lost control of the vehicle causing it to overturn onto its side.

Troopers then stated that the man and his 42-year-old female passenger were ejected from the motorcycle.

FHP reported that the man had died on the scene.

The passenger sustained critical injuries and was transported to an area hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

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