(August 22, 2019) - The passenger on a motorcycle involved in a serious crash five days ago has sadly died as a result of her injuries.

The investigating officer was notified by the Medical Examiner’s Office that Karen Wynn, 52, of Port Charlotte, had passed away due to her injuries on August 22, 2019. Wynn was a passenger on a motorcycle on August 17th when it was involved in a serious crash at the intersection of Mohawk Parkway and Chiquita Boulevard South. Cape Coral Police patrol officers, Forensics, and Victim Advocates all responded to the scene, as well as Major Crash Investigators. A Ping4Alert was sent to notify drivers in the area.

The synopsis from the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE:  August 17, 2019
TIME:   2:14 pm
LOCATION: Chiquita Blvd S/Mohawk Pkwy
CR#:   19-015577
ASSIGNED MCI:   Officer J. Barkley

VEHICLE 1:  2013 white Toyota Tacoma, Florida tag.
DRIVER 1:   Henry W. Sigtermans, DOB: 2/13/1936, W/M, of Cape Coral, FL.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES:   Sigtermans suffered no injuries in the crash.

VEHICLE 2: 2012 red/black Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Motorcycle, Florida tag.
DRIVER 2: Douglas A. Wynn, DOB: 7/26/1964, W/M, of Port Charlotte, FL.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Wynn suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.
VEHICLE 2 PASSENGER: Karen R. Wynn, DOB: 12/13/1966, W/F, of Port Charlotte, FL.
VEHICLE 2 PASSENGER INJURIES: Wynn suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash. 


Vehicle 1 was traveling westbound on Mohawk Pkwy in the left turn lane stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Chiquita Blvd S. Vehicle 2 was traveling northbound on Chiquita Blvd S in the left inside travel lane approaching the intersection with Mohawk Pkwy. 

There was an unidentified vehicle traveling northbound on Chiquita Blvd S in the right outside travel lane making a right turn (eastbound) onto Mohawk Pkwy causing traffic to slow down in the right lane. This slowdown in traffic obstructed the driver of Vehicle 1’s view of the inside travel lane.

Vehicle 1 pulled out onto Chiquita Blvd into the path of Vehicle 2. The front wheel of Vehicle 2 struck the left front wheel well of Vehicle 1. The impact caused the rear of Vehicle 2 to raise up and the passenger of Vehicle 2 was ejected and launched over Vehicle 1. The Passenger of Vehicle 2 came to final rest in the inside travel lane of northbound Chiquita Blvd.

The passenger of Vehicle 2 suffered life-threatening injuries on scene and was trauma alerted via ambulance to Lee Memorial Hospital. The driver of Vehicle 2 was also transported to Lee Memorial by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered no injuries. 

MCI Officer J. Barkley and P. Wilson responded to the scene as did Forensics personnel. A CCPD Victim’s Advocate responded to the hospital.

This traffic crash IS NOT alcohol/drug related. The next-of-kin HAS BEEN notified.

Both the driver and passenger of Vehicle 2 were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

***There are 10 traffic fatalities and 13 MCI usages in our city in 2019. (There is 1 fatality that is ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash.)

2019: 10 Traffic Fatalities, 3 DUI related (13 MCI usages)(this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 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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