VENICE, Fla. – On Tuesday morning, Authorities reported a fatal motorcycle accident that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Port Charlotte man on US-41 at River Road in Venice around 5:35 a.m.
According to initial report released by Florida Highway Patrol, the Port Charlotte man was riding at the intersection with he ran a red light and hit a box truck driven by a 26-year-old North Port man.
The force of the crash threw the Port Charlotte man from his motorcycle, he landed on the ground and sustained fatal injuries.
The officials reported to the scene and pronounced the motorcyclist who was lying unconsciously on the ground dead. The officials did not release the identity of the deceased pending notification of next of kin. The driver of the truck did not sustain injuries from the accident.
The Florida Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide Unit is still investigating the crash.