Motorcyclist Dies in Traffic Crash

Posted: February 5, 2020

On February 4, 2020 at 7:34 p.m. officers responded to a traffic crash with injuries at the intersection of East Olympia Avenue and Cooper Street in Punta Gorda involving an SUV and a motorcycle.

The SUV made a right turn onto East Olympia Avenue from Cooper Street and began traveling east in the far right lane when a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed struck the back of the SUV.

The motorcyclist, Victoria Rose Eastman, 23 years old, was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. There were no other injuries reported. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash. The investigation is ongoing.