Marco Island, FL (January 2, 2020) - One person is dead following a crash in Marco Island on Thursday, January 2nd. The crash took place at the intersection of East Elkcam Circle and Collier Boulevard.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 63-year-old Wayne Plghoft was riding his scooter when he collided with a 2019 Ford that was driven by 57-year-old Bart Drake. Drake made a left turn into Ploghoft's path, causing the crash. Ploghoft suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. Drake was not hurt in the collision.
Troopers charged Drake with violating the right of way.
Deadly car accidents are reported multiple times per day in Florida. Approximately 3,000 people are killed annually in crashes on Florida's roadways. Many of these victims will be killed because of the negligence of other drivers. Some common acts of negligent driving include distracted driving, impaired driving, reckless driving, and failing to yield the right of way to other drivers. Each crash must be carefully investigated to determine which driver was responsible.
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