Family and friends remember the life of man killed in Cape Coral motorcycle crash
Chance Reiter’s life was cut short Saturday when he died following a motorcycle crash. Family and friends gathered Wednesday to remember him.
“Today is our birthday,” said Chase Reiter, Chance’s twin sister.
Chase says they shared more than just a birthday; he was her other half.
“That was my best friend and even like the day they told me, it was just I felt like a part of me was … I just don’t feel like myself anymore without him,” Chase said.
Chance died in a motorcycle crash Saturday on Skyline Boulevard in Cape Coral. His family said Chance loved riding his motorcycle.
Jacob Dupont, a friend, was in a motorcycle crash just a few weeks ago and lost his foot. “We would be riding buddies, you know. We would ride just everywhere and always have fun together.”
But Chance’s family and friends don’t want to talk about how he died, but rather, celebrate how he lived.
“He was liked and loved by everybody he met,” said Chance’s stepmother Jill.
“Best guy on the field. Our best player, to be honest,” said Cairo Junegens, a friend and teammate of Chance’s at Mariner High School.
To celebrate his birthday, they gathered, wrote their favorite memories on balloons, and sent them into the sky.
“Fly high, brother. Rest in peace,” Dupont said.
Chance wore #2 for most of his football career, so family and friends created shirts with his nickname “Duece” on them.
A memorial is planned for Saturday, Sept. 5, at Cape Christian Church from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.