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Punta Gorda man dies after suffering critical injuries in April crash

A Punta Gorda man has died after fighting for his life in the hospital for weeks. This crash happened on the morning of April 12.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a truck carrying a trailer was traveling west on CR-760 in DeSoto County, approaching SW Nipper Avenue. The trailer detached from the pickup truck.

Meanwhile, the 64-year-old Punta Gorda man driving a motorcycle was traveling east on CR-760. The trailer traveled into his lane and hit him.

The man was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital where he died May 7.

This crash remains under investigation.

The Florida Highway Patrol no longer releases the names of those involved in crashes, citing Marsy’s Law.

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