Sunday, April 8, 2012

Melbourne Man Dies In Traffic Accident After Family Dispute

MELBOURNE, Florida -- The Melbourne Police Department is reporting that 32-year-old Michael Robert Cody of Melbourne was driving a 1996 Cadillac Deville, traveling at high rate of speed north on Wickham Road in Melbourne, Florida.

Upon approach of the intersection of Aurora Road, Mr. Cody drove off the roadway onto the west side. The front of the Cadillac struck a large concrete utility pole.  The collision caused severe damage to the vehicle and serious injury to Mr. Cody.  Brevard County Fire Rescue crews transported Mr. Cody to Wuesthoff Hospital where Mr. Cody perished as a result of the injuries he sustained from this crash.

It is believed Mr. Cody was leaving his residence after a domestic disturbance with family members. Officers observed Mr. Cody leave the scene in the Cadillac at a high rate of speed.

This crash is under investigation by the Melbourne Police Traffic Homicide Investigation Unit.  If any person has information pertaining to this investigation they are requested to contact Officer James O’Byrne at 321.409.3421 or the numbers listed below.

The Melbourne Police Department is currently investigating this incident and more information may be available at a later time. 

If you have any information please call Crimeline: 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) or the Melbourne Police Department’s Crime Tip Line: 321-409-2259