MANATEE COUNTY (WWSB) - A Bradenton man died Saturday night due to a fatal crash in Manatee County.
The accident occurred around 7:45 p.m. on Rye Road. According to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol, 25-year-old Amilcar Gomez of Bradenton was driving northbound on Rye Road headed towards River’s Reach Boulevard in a 2000 Chevrolet Express van when he drove up a right curve on the road and went off the roadway and onto the east shoulder.
FHP says Gomez tried to reverse his van onto the roadway, but over corrected his steering wheel. Gomez ended up swerving left across the southbound lane of Rye Road and continue onto the west shoulder. FHP says when this happened, Gomez again tried to redirect his vehicle, again causing an over correction and the vehicle overturned onto its left side, sliding more than 40 feet.
FHP found the vehicle in the north and southbound lanes. Gomez was killed in the crash.
FHP says alcohol was not related to this case but Gomez was not wearing a seat belt.