(April 6, 2019)- Cape Coral Police are investigating a traffic crash with a fatality.

On April 5, 2019 around 9 pm, Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service in reference to a two (2) vehicle crash at Del Prado Blvd N and NE 10th Ter. 

One person died as a result of the traffic crash.  A Major Crash Investigator, Victim Advocate, Forensics, and a Drug Recognition Expert responded to assist with this investigation. A Ping4alerts! was sent, warning drivers and residents of the traffic hazard.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE:   April 5, 2019

TIME:   9:04 pm

LOCATION:   NE 10th Ter/Del Prado Blvd N            

CR#:   19-006860

ASSIGNED THI:   Officer J. Barkley

VEHICLE 1:  2000 Yamaha R1 motorcycle, Florida tag.

DRIVER 1:   Brandon William Bolen, 10/19/1994, W/M.

DRIVER 1 INJURIES:   Bolen suffered fatal injuries in the crash. 

VEHICLE 2:  2007 Peterbilt Semi Truck with car carrying trailer (carrying 7 vehicles), Illinois tag.

DRIVER 2:   43 year old, W/M.

DRIVER 2 INJURIES:   Suffered no injuries in the crash.

 

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 1 was traveling north bound on Del Prado Blvd N in the center lane approaching the intersection with NE 10th Ter. Vehicle 2 was traveling west bound on NE 10th Ter stopped at the stop sign waiting to turn left (south bound) onto Del Prado Blvd N. The driver of Vehicle 2 stated that he did not see any vehicles near the intersection and proceeded to make his left turn crossing over the north bound lanes of Del Prado Blvd N.

Vehicle 1 braked heavily but could not stop in time and the front of Vehicle 1 struck the left side of Vehicle 2.

Multiple witnesses stayed on scene and all stated that Vehicle 1 was traveling at a very high rate of speed, well above the posted speed limit. All witnesses stated that Vehicle 2 would have had plenty of time to make his turn if Vehicle 1 was obeying the speed limit. 

The driver of Vehicle 1 was ejected from the motorcycle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of Vehicle 2 had no injuries.

A THI, DRE, Forensic Technician, and a VA also responded.

It is unknown at this time if Drugs/Alcohol is a factor. Next of Kin HAVE BEEN notified.       

            

***There are 4 traffic fatalities and 8 MCI usages in our city in 2019. (There are 0 fatalities that are ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash.)

2019= 4 Traffic Fatalities, 1 DUI related (8 MCI usages)(this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 0 medical ruled deaths)

2018= 8 Traffic Fatalities, 3 DUI related (30 MCI usages)(this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 3 medical ruled deaths)

2017= 17 Traffic fatalities, 8 DUI related (46 MCI usages)

2016= 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (35 MCI usages)

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)

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