Motorcyclist killed in crash along Del Prado in Cape Coral identified, investigation continues
Cape Coral Police Department responded to a fatal crash along Del Prado Boulevard S at the intersection with Beach Parkway in Cape Coral Saturday night.
According to CCPD, an adult woman was driving in a blue 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo when it collided with Cody L. Fultz of Cape Coral, who was on a blue 2004 Suzuki SV1000SK3 motorcycle at about 6 p.m.
Police say the woman driving the Monte Carlo was traveling south on Del Prado Blvd. S. approaching the intersection with Beach Pkwy. E. and entered the center median left turn lane.
Fultz was traveling north on Del Prado Blvd. S. in the center lane approaching the same intersection at a high speed.
When the woman turned left onto Beach Pkwy. E., she turned into the path of the motorcycle and the two collided.
Fultz was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital and was treated for minor injuries.
The cause of the crash is still undetermined. At this time, alcohol/drugs are an unknown factor in the crash.
There was a complete roadblock along Del Prado at the crash scene that lasted for approximately six hours. According to CCPD, it cleared at around 12:18 a.m. Sunday.
CCPD says the overall investigation will take time—a month to two months—and it’s being handled much like a death investigation.
“These investigations do take a toll on our resources,” said Traffic Unit Sgt. James Lear with CCPD. “However, we do like to provide all the answers to family members and make sure there are no criminal charges whatsoever.”
Neighbors we spoke to shared concerns about the crash and fear something similar could happen again.
“I’m worried. I don’t know if it’s somebody my children know because my children do ride motorcycles,” neighbor Judy Vidal said. “We just lost somebody. The motorcycle is black. You can’t see it.”
Drivers were advised to continue to avoid the area, and police asked for patience, as they continued to investigate the crash.
“We have plenty of resources out here helping us, our police volunteer units, our officers,” Lear said. “We’re kind of stretched a little bit, so if everyone can have some patience … and just bear with us. That’s all we’re asking. We’ll get you home.”