Largo woman dies in crash on Colonial Drive

Mon 19 Oct 2009
Sarah Lundy
Sentinel Staff Writer

A Largo woman died Monday when a car drove into the path of her motorcycle on Colonial Drive at Sherman Street in Orlando, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Francesca Martino, 23, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where she died after the 6:20 a.m. crash.

She headed east on Colonial and a Chevrolet driven by Gary Vinzant, 58, of Orlando was traveling west. Vinzant attempted to turn left onto Sherman Street when he crossed into Martino's path. The motorcycle slammed into the side of the Chevrolet, FHP reported. She was wearing a helmet at the time.

Vinzant, who was wearing his seatbelt, was not injured.

The crash is under investigation and charges may be pending.