Motorcyclist dies from injuries in Charlotte County crash

CREATED Jan. 14, 2014

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol says a 49-year-old Punta Gorda man died Monday from critical injuries sustained in a Sunday motorcycle crash in Charlotte County.

The FHP says a 12-year-old Carl Dayen Eisen was driving the wrong way on Bryan Way, left the roadway and crashed his ATV.  FHP investigators say 49-year-old Paul Francis Ruleford was following behind Eisen and followed him into the ditch.
FHP investigators believe Ruleford's front tire clipped the rear tear of Eisen's ATV causing Ruleford to be ejected from his motorcycle.  Ruleford died at Lee Memorial Hospital from his injuries Monday afternoon
Ruleford was not wearing a helmut.  The crash remains under investigation.