Motorcyclist killed in Big Cypress crash

Posted at 8:57 AM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 14:08:47-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Charges are pending after a fatal crash in a rural area of Collier County.

It happened Sunday afternoon at 1:17pm on State Road 29, approximately six miles north of Tamiami Trail.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a northbound car tried to turn left into a driveway on State Road 29 just as a southbound motorcycle was approaching.  The driver of the motorcycle, 58-year-old Chandler McGraw of Camden, Maine, couldn't stop in time and hit the car before falling on the roadway and sliding into a ditch.

He was taken to Physician's Regional Medical Center, where he died a couple hours later.

Charges are pending.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact the Florida Highway Patrol, Corporal Julio Torres at 239-344-1730 or you can remain anonymous by contacting 1-800-780-(TIPS).