Published: Jan 05, 2011 11:21 PM EST
Updated: Jan 05, 2011 8:23 PM EST

FORT MYERS-- On Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at approximately 2:41 P.M., deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, near Lover's Key, in reference to a two vehicle accident. The vehicles involved were a motorcycle and Chevy Suburban.

 The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital, where the individual later died as a result of injuries suffered during the crash. The investigation reveals the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. The victim in this afternoon’s fatal accident has been identified as Dennis J. Bedard of Bonita Springs.

The driver of the Chevy Suburban was not injured.

Due to the nature of the incident, Traffic Homicide Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit have assumed the investigation.