This Google map indicates with red arrow the intersection of Cape San Blass Road and Barnacle Drive, near where the accident occurred.
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UPDATE: Ohio man dies after motorcycle crash

A 72-year-old Ohio man whose motorcycle was struck by a car from behind as the two vehicles were traveling down Cape San Blas Road has died from injuries in the Sunday morning collision.

According to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol, the Orwell, Ohio man was traveling at about 11:07 a.m. west down Cape San Blas Road, when he slowed down just east of Barnacle Drive. 

The sedan behind him, driven by a 33-year-old Saint Cloud man, was unable to slow in time, and struck the rear of the motorcycle, ejecting the man, who was not wearing a helmet, according to the release.

Both the car’s driver, and his 12-year-old and 40-year-old female passengers, were wearing seatbelts and were not injured.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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  1. Tim Easton was a great man and this is a terrible accident. He was loved by family and friends and he will be dearly missed by us all. My thoughts and prayers go out to Linda Easton, Tonia Easton, Jeremy Easton, Pete Easton and the rest of the Easton family. I have nothing but good memories of Tim and he will be missed.

  2. This is a terrible loss to the family, the town of Orwell, and all of the people he did business with. When a lot of young kids were riding their skateboards and bicycles his kids were running heavy equipment and I mean his daughter too! He loved his family and taught his kids had to do everything that any heavy operator did at a very young age. The whole family are extremely hard workers. He will be very missed by many.
    Barb @ McGill’s

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