Driver Charged In Death of Motorcyclist

Santos Mendez-Alvarez
Santos Mendez-Alvarez

Posted by Paige Bresky --email

LANTANA, FL (WFLX) --- A driver was arrested Wednesday for the death of a motorcyclist.

According to police reports, Santos Mendez-Alvarez was driving his 94 Nissan maxima westbound on Lantana Road in the right lane when he changed lanes and hit John Jayne on motorcycle on August 14.

Jayne attempted to avoid contact with the Nissan by braking but the front tire of the motorcycle came in contact with the left side of the Nissan's rear bumper.

As a result of this contact, the motorcycle overturned and slid to final rest on top of Jayne.

Mendez-Alvarez, who did not have a driver's license, left the scene after knowingly being involved in the crash.

Jayne died on August 16 from head injuries he sustained in the crash.

He leaves behind at least three young kids.

Mendez-Alvarez was charged with improper lane change,driving without a license, and leaving the scene of a crash involving death.