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Fatal motorcycle crash closes Midpoint as tolls on bridge resume

Posted at 5:03 AM, Nov 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-01 07:26:12-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A fatal crash closed the Midpoint Bridge for several hours early Tuesday morning, the same day tolls on the roadway are due to reactivate.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded on the Fort Myers side of the bridge near Colonial Blvd. around midnight.

According to FHP, a motorcycle was traveling east on Colonial at a high rate of speed. The motorcyclist lost control and collided with a center light post.

The driver, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

The bridge was reopened to motorists by 3:45 a.m.

Tolls are reactivated on the Midpoint and Cape Coral bridges as of Tuesday. They had been suspended for one month following the landfall of Hurricane Ian.