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Truck/motorcycle accident kills one, sends Cape Coral man to the hospital

By Staff | Apr 6, 2016

A Cape Coral man remained in the hospital Tuesday after a motorcycle T-boned his truck.

Jerred Daniel Crews, 29, of 1817 N.E. 27th Terrace, was listed in fair condition at Lee Memorial Hospital, where he was taken following the crash at State Road 82 and Flint Drive in Fort Myers, officials stated.

The driver of the motorcycle, Jeffrey Lynn Dennis, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office reported that Crews was driving a Ford F150 north on Flint Thursday and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Rt. 82. Dennis, of 440 San Bernardino St., North Fort Myers, was driving a Kawasaki ZX1000 east on Rt. 82 at a high rate of speed at the same time.

After stopping, Crews tried to cross the eastbound lanes of 82 and traveled into Dennis’ path.

The front of the motorcycle collided into the left side of the truck, according to the LCSO. Dennis was ejected from the Kawasaki, while Crews was thrown from his driver’s seat into the passenger’s seat.

Deputies noted that Dennis attempted to utilize his brakes and skidded about 217 feet.

He was traveling an estimated 75 mph in a 40 mph zone, according to a report.

Dennis sustained fatal injuries. Crews was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The LCSO reported that the investigation determined Dennis was at fault for speeding.