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Late-night ATV ride turns deadly in Cape Coral

Posted at 10:03 AM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 19:13:24-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A Cape Coral man died early Saturday morning after police say he fell off a 4-wheel ATV.

According to Cape Coral Police, 50-year-old David Giompalo II died at the hospital.

They say that just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Giompalo drove away from a residence in the 1400 block of SE 23rd Terrace and traveled about 100 feet before the ATV veered left, ejecting Giompalo onto the roadway. The now-unoccupied ATV continued across the lawns of two homes before striking a parked SUV.

Giompalo was not wearing a helmet at the time, and police say alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.