Photo via Greg Bueno/FHP

2 dead in 6-vehicle DeSoto County crash

Two people died in a crash Saturday morning on State Road 31, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Fort Myers residents Anthony Neff, 58, and Susan Danza, 59, were killed when the Harley Davidson motorcycle crossed lanes into oncoming traffic after attempting to negotiate a curve on State Road 31, according to the FHP. It’s unclear if they were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

The six-vehicle wreck happened around 9:04 a.m. on State Road 31 near Southeast Nichols Street, according to the FHP. State Road 31 was shut down in all directions until around 7:07 p.m.

A Pepsi tractor-trailer, a Chevrolet Dually pickup truck, a Toyota pickup truck with a trailer, a Polaris motorcycle, and two motorcycles were involved in the crash, State troopers said.

Another motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and was taken to a Bayfront Health location, according to State troopers. The other five people involved in the wreck were unhurt.

Motorists were advised to seek an alternate route.

Writer:Rachel Ravina
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