The Clewiston News

Motorcyclist died as result of crash with hit and run driver

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit and run with death traffic crash between an unknown vehicle and a motorcycle on CR 720 near Shawnee Farms Road that occurred possibly during the nighttime hours of March 3.

Motorcyclist was Chase Alan McNeil, 18, of Clewiston.

FHP is looking for an unknown vehicle with right front damage possibly with yellow paint transfer on it.

According to the FHP the unknown vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of CR-720. The motorcycle was traveling north in the northbound lanes of CR-720 and for unknown reasons the vehicle and motorcycle collided in the center of the roadway on CR-720. The vehicle fled the scene. The motorcycle went into a ditch, partially water-filled on the west shoulder. Mr. McNeil fell from the motorcycle and landed in the ditch. Reportedly after an unknown amount of time Mr. McNeil was located by a passing FWC officer. The officer rendered aid and summoned EMS personnel. Glades County EMS arrived on scene and later pronounced Mr. McNeil dead.

Should anyone have any information regarding this crash, hit and run vehicle or driver, please contact Crimestoppers or FHP at 239-938-1800