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Lehigh Acres woman killed in motorcycle crash

Lehigh Acres woman killed in motorcycle crash

By John Rinkenbaugh. CREATED Mar 16, 2014

HIGHLAND COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol says a crash involving a Ford van and a motorcycle Sunday morning took the life of a Lehigh Acres woman riding on the bike.  The crash also left the driver of the motorcycle in critical condition.

The Florida Highway Patrol says that 80-year-old Harold Holthaus was stopped at Lake Mirror Drive at U.S. 27 when he pulled out in front of a motorcycle driven by 49-year-old Steven Yanka of Lehigh Acres.  The crash critically injured Yanka and killed his 49-year-old wife Mary.

Holthaus was cited by the FHP for failure to yield the right of way.  Nobody in the Holthaus van was injured.