A man is facing homicide charges following a fatal Cape Coral traffic accident earlier this year.
William Reynaud Siddons, 26, of 15893 Briar Cliff Lane, Fort Myers, turned himself in to police on Oct. 31 for a crash in July on Del Prado Boulevard that resulted in the death of Julio Triguero, 28.
He was charged with homicide negligence manslaughter vehicle DUI cause death to human or unborn child, homicide negligence manslaughter vehicle killing or person or viable fetus with vehicle and DUI unlawful blood alcohol, according to jail booking records. He has since been released on $1,000 bond.
Attorney Scott Moorey is representing Siddons.
He reported Friday that there was little in the case to comment on at this point.
"We haven't received the entire packet of discovery," he said. "We're waiting on the entire packet of information before we move forward with our defense."
Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Royal is handling the case.
At 9:27 p.m. July 14, Triguero was driving a Taoi motorcycle south on Del Prado Boulevard, South, in the inside lane when a Volvo rear-ended him in the 1100 block. Triguero, of 2647 S.W. 35th Lane, was thrown backward onto the Volvo, and he struck the vehicle's hood, windshield and roof.
He was trauma-alerted to Lee Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries, but later died.
Triguero was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, officials reported.
Siddons, the driver of the Volvo, sustained minor injuries. He was not transported for treatment.
While on scene, Siddons reportedly showed signs of impairment.
Blood results later showed that he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.116 and 0.115 at the time, according to officials. Siddons was also estimated to have been traveling more than 100 mph.
"Fatality crashes such as this are treated as and investigated like a homicide that occurs on the roadway," Sgt. Dana Coston, spokesman for the Cape police, said in a recent statement. "Our traffic homicide investigators are meticulous and thorough in building these cases before an arrest is made, which can lead to a delay between the date that the crash occurred and the date an arrest is made."
"Our thoughts are with the family of Mr. Triguero," he said, adding that the Cape police hoped the arrest of Siddons would help them begin to close this tragic and painful chapter in their lives.
Siddons has a court appearance scheduled for Monday, Dec. 2.