Fort Myers police ID fatal motorcycle crash victim
FOX 4 Staff
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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.