A 46-year-old Collier County man died after his motorcycle struck a guardrail on U.S. 41 in mid-April, the Florida Highway Patrol reported Tuesday.
On April 14, Curtis Louis Ledbetter III was driving east on a 2012 Harley-Davidson near Newport Drive when he lost control of the motorcycle as he approached the Faka Union Canal Bridge, authorities said. The motorcycle struck a guardrail, causing Ledbetter to hit a sign pole with his head and ejecting him from the Harley.
Ledbetter was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with severe head injuries. He died at the hospital April 18, according to the FHP.
Reports said Ledbetter was wearing a helmet and that alcohol was not considered a factor in the crash.
A funeral service for Ledbetter was held Saturday, according to his obituary.