Florida Highway Patrol said a Charlotte County motorcyclist died in a Fort Myers hit-and-run crash. The 54-year-old Punta Gorda victim was dragged beneath the wheels of a Lexus for several miles before officers stopped an alleged drunk driver.
Official reports say an intoxicated Estero woman struck the biker after making a U-turn on US 41. The 54-year-old car driver apparently never saw or recognized that she rear-ended the motorcycle while moving into a southbound lane. The Lexus continued without stopping as if no motor vehicle accident took place.