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Cape bicyclist dies in traffic crash on Del Prado Boulevard

By Staff | Jan 25, 2023

A Cape Coral bicyclist was killed Monday, Jan. 23, after being struck by a vehicle on Del Prado Boulevard shortly after 5 p.m.

According to the Cape Coral Police Department, at approximately 5:09 p.m. officers responded to a vehicle versus bicycle traffic accident at the intersection of Del Prado Boulevard, S., and Southeast 4th Street.

The CCPD report states that John Stephen Kopins, 66, of Southeast 6th Lane, was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Del Prado on his electric bicycle when he was struck by a 2020 Dodge Challenger driven by Marvin Lyndale Tory, 34, of Oleander Avenue in Fort Myers. Tory was in the middle southbound lane of Del Prado when the accident occurred.

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet, police said, and sustained life-threatening injuries. Life saving measures were attempted on scene by officers and witnesses.

Kopins was transported, via ambulance, to Cape Coral Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Tory was uninjured in the crash.

The Cape Police report said the traffic crash was not alcohol/drug related and speed was not a factor.

If you witnessed this traffic crash or have information about this traffic crash, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department by calling 239-574-3223, or submitting a tip to <a href=“mailto:CCPDtips@capecoral.gov” rel=“noopener” target=“_blank”>CCPDtips@capecoral.gov</a>.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

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