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Michigan Man Dead After Fatal Lake County Crash

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GRAND ISLAND — A Michigan man was pronounced dead after a fatal accident on County Road 44 in Grand Island Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m. near the intersection of CR 44 and Cypress Drive.

According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, 65-year-old Donald Vandonkelaar was traveling eastbound on CR 44 on hist 2006 Harley Davidson.

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At the same time, 44-year-old Melody Lewis was stopped on CR 44 waiting to turn into a driveway.

Troopers reported that for an unknown reason, Vandonkelaar failed to slow down and struck Lewis’s vehicle.

Vandonkelaar was thrown from his motorcycle after the impact.

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He was transported to Waterman Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries.

According to troopers, the crash remains under investigation and officials are awaiting the results of a blood test to determine if alcohol was involved.

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