Naples man dies Saturday night in Golden Gate motorcycle-car crash

NOTE: Florida Highway Patrol updated this crash report at 5:22 p.m. Sunday with corrected location and direction of travel.

A 39-year-old Naples man died Saturday night in a motorcycle-car crash in Golden Gate.

Dimas K. Maldonado was killed in the crash, which occurred at 10:24 p.m. at the intersection of Collier Boulevard and Golden Gate Parkway, Florida Highway Patrol reports.

Tammy Lehua Headrick, 29, of Naples, was cited for an improper left turn in front of approaching traffic. She was not injured in the crash, FHP reports show.

Headrick was driving a 2002 Ford Mustang northbound in the left lane on Collier Boulevard when she made a left turn at Golden Gate Parkway in front of Maldonado’s 2011 Harley-Davidson, which was southbound on Collier Boulevard. Maldonado attempted to take evasive action by braking his motorcycle, but was unable to avoid striking the right front fender of the Mustang, reports show.

Headrick turned on a green traffic signal, but did not have a green turn arrow, FHP reports.

Maldonado, who died at the scene of the crash, is the third motorcyclist in as many days to die in area crashes. Two motorcyclists died Thursday night in separate crashes in south Lee County.

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26yearsonmarco writes:

Dimas Maldanado was not just a “Naples Man”, because he was a hard working “Marco Man” as well.

In fact, Dimas was on his way to work the midnight shift as a Bellman at the Marriott, where he has been employed for 20 years, or so, and leaves two children behind.

He will be missed by his family, hotel staff, and guests as well.

The driver responsible for this tragedy needs to be held accountable for his untimely death.

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