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Fatality crash in Charlotte County

Fatality crash in Charlotte County

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Mar 31, 2013

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A crash Saturday afternoon involving a motorcycle in Port Charlotte resulted in the death of a pedestrian and the biker being seriously injured.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Ronald Sechel of Port Charlotte was trying to cross southbound SR 45 from east to west near Melbourne when he failed to see a Honda Goldwing driven by 69-year-old Bruce Schmidt of Port Charlotte.

The impact killed Sechel and Schmidt was thrown from his bike leaving him with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.