Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Englewood East

ENGLEWOOD — Tragedy struck on Thursday night in Englewood East as a motorcycle collided with an SUV, resulting in the death of the motorcyclist and injuries to a woman and two children.

The incident occurred at 7:40 p.m. on State Road 776 (South McCall Road) at Roberta Drive/Regina Drive near Spinnaker Boulevard, as reported by the Florida Highway Patrol.

The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old North Port man, was traveling east on S.R. 776 when he collided with the SUV driven by a 22-year-old Rotonda West woman attempting to cross the road.

The SUV passengers, an infant and a 3-year-old girl, sustained injuries. They were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash prompted the dispatch of a medical evacuation helicopter.

The identities of those involved were not disclosed in the FHP report.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies closed a section of the road for several hours to facilitate the removal of patients and vehicles while FHP troopers conducted their investigation.

As of Friday morning, the crash remains under investigation by the FHP