(July 19, 2017) - A crash that shut down Pine Island Road for several hours yesterday afternoon resulted in one fatality, and also in an arrest for the driver responsible for the crash.
Cape Coral Police responded to a traffic crash at the 2100 block of SW Pine Island Road between a pickup truck and a motorcycle. A Ping4alert! was sent warning drivers in the area. A Traffic Homicide Investigator responded to the scene, and after an investigation David McDonough (W/M, DOB: 6-7-63) was placed under arrest for DUI manslaughter.
The synopsis from the Traffic Homicide Investigator is below:
DATE: July 18, 2017
TIME: 4:42 pm
LOCATION: 2100 block SW Pine Island Road (in front of German American Social Club)
ASSIGNED THI: M/Cpl. Andrew Satterlee
VEHICLE 1: 1994 red Ford F150 truck, Colorado tag# 033RTZ.
DRIVER 1: David Patrick McDonough, Jr, W/M, 6-7-63, 420 County Road 339, Pagosa Springs, Colorado, 81147.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: McDonough suffered minor injuries in the traffic crash.
VEHICLE 2: 2007 black Triumph motorcycle, Florida tag# 84433P.
DRIVER 2: Charles Thomas Duffy, W/M, 10-24-64, 1715 SW 4th Place, Cape Coral, Florida, 33991.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Duffy died at Cape Coral Hospital due to injuries suffered in the traffic crash.
Vehicle 1, a truck, was East on SW Pine Island Road in a turn lane. Vehicle 2, a motorcycle, was West on SW Pine Island Road in the outside lane. Vehicle 1 made a left turn to enter into the German American Social Club driveway (2101 SW Pine Island Road) and turned into the path of travel of Vehicle 2. Vehicle 2 skidded in attempt to avoid Vehicle 1. The front of Vehicle 2 struck the passenger door of Vehicle 1 (t-bone). Both vehicles came to rest in the driveway entrance of the business.
The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered minor injuries from glass and refused medical attention. The driver of Vehicle 2 suffered life threatening injuries and was trauma alerted by ambulance to a local hospital. Officer A. Satterlee, Officer D. Gray, Forensic Tech Potts, and V.A. Pena responded. At 5:09 pm, the driver of Vehicle 2 died due to injuries suffered in the traffic crash.
A DUI investigation was conducted on scene and the driver of Vehicle 1 was found to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The driver of Vehicle 1 was placed under arrest for DUI Manslaughter and transported to the Cape Coral Police Department where he was booked (and later transported to the Lee County Jail).
The next-of-kin HAS BEEN contacted. This traffic crash IS alcohol/drug related. It was determined that the driver of Vehicle 2 was NOT wearing a helmet at the time of the traffic crash. Due to the investigation, the West lanes of SW Pine Island Road were shut down for several hours.
***There are 9 traffic fatalities and 25 MCI usages in our city in 2017. (There are 0 fatalities that are ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash. These 0 "medical" fatalities are not included in the number of traffic fatalities).***
Breakdown of the past several years fyi......
2017 - 9 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (25 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 0 medical ruled death)
2016 - 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (35 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 0 medical ruled death)
2015 - 13 Traffic fatalities, 9 DUI related (43 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 medical ruled death)
2014 - 10 Traffic fatalities, 5 DUI related (40 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical ruled death)
2013 - 19 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (43 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 3 medical ruled deaths)
2012 - 10 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (21 MCI usages)
2011 - 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (24 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical and 1 suicide ruled deaths)
CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341