Cape Coral Police Department
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 574-0642


Cape Coral Police Investigating Afternoon Fatality Crash Involving a Motorcycle 

(March 1, 2013)- On February 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm Cape Coral Police responded to a serious injury crash at the 300 block of Del Prado Boulevard North (CR# 13-003367).

VEHICLE 1:  2003 Ford Expedition red in color.
DRIVER 1:  Mirza C. Navarro, 10/8/1980, H/F, 920 SE 6 Court, Cape Coral, Fl 33990.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES:  Navarro suffered no injuries.
PASSENGER 1:  ***Juvenile male***.
PASSENGER 1 INJURIES:  Juvenile male suffered no injuries.

VEHICLE 2:  Triumph motorcycle.
DRIVER 2:  Alvin Lee Fails, B/M, 8/14/1972, 12380 Third Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33905.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES:  Fails died at Lee Memorial Hospital due to injuries suffered in the traffic crash.

Vehicle 1 was traveling South on Del Prado Boulevard approaching the intersection of NE 3 Terrace.  Vehicle 2, a motorcycle, was North on Del Prado Boulevard in the outside lane.  At the intersection of NE 3 Terrace, Vehicle 1 turned East in the roadway to cross over the North traffic and drove in front of Vehicle 2.  Vehicle 2 struck the passenger side of Vehicle 1.

During the traffic crash, the gas tank area of Vehicle 2 was compromised and caused both vehicles to catch fire.  The driver of Vehicle 2 was ejected off of the motorcycle during the traffic crash and came to rest on the North side of the traffic crash in the roadway.

The driver of Vehicle 2 was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital in life threatening condition.  At 5:16 pm, the driver of Vehicle 2 died at Lee Memorial Hospital due to injuries suffered in the traffic crash.  The driver and passenger of Vehicle 1 did not suffer injuries.

Due to injuries, Traffic Homicide Investigation being conducted.  This traffic crash IS NOT alcohol/drug related.  The driver of Vehicle 2 WAS wearing a helmet at the time of the traffic crash.  The next-of-kin has been notified.

*****This traffic crash is a FATALITY*****
This is the 8th traffic fatality for our city in 2013.