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Fort Myers police ID fatal motorcycle crash victim

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Fort Myers police ID fatal motorcycle crash victim

CREATED Sep. 25, 2013

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers police says a Cape Coral man died in a motorcycle crash Tuesday night.

The crash killed 51-year-old Joe David Smith at the corner of First Street and Royal Palm Avenue in downtown Fort Myers.

Police say the driver of a car traveling on Fowler Street turned right onto First Street in front of a motorcyclist.  According to witnesses Smith got mad and tried to pass the car. Smith struck a median, lost control and hit a light pole.

Investigators say the motorcyclist was at fault for the crash and that road rage was a factor.

In addition, it was raining at the time of the crash and the roads were wet.

Smith was not wearing a helmet.