Punta Gorda Air Force veteran killed in crash with motorcycle

A 76-year-old man was killed in a crash with a motorcycle on Thursday afternoon.

According to the FHP incident report, Charles Chapman, 76, was heading east on Seminole Lakes Blvd. crossing the intersection of US 41 around 1 p.m., where there is no traffic signal.

The driver of a motorcycle, Bryon Dawson, 19, of Naples hit the driver’s side of Chapmanā€™s vehicle, overturning the car.

Chapman died from his injuries and Dawson remains in critical condition as of Thursday afternoon. The Florida Highway Patrol says Chapman was an Air Force Veteran.

At this time, FHP has not said either driver is at fault and the crash remains under investigation.

Writer:Derrick Shaw
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