- Eliot Kleinberg Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
The owner of a Boynton Beach stone restoration firm was killed, and his wife seriously injured, when their motorcycle crashed into a car west of Lantana Saturday afternoon, a Florida Highway Patrol report said.
According to the report, around 5 p.m. Saturday, a 2016 Infiniti driven by Marie Alcindor, 43, of the Lake Worth area, was heading east on Lantana Road and was in the left turn lane to turn on to Lake Osborne Drive. As it turned, a motorcycle driven by Patricio Romula Da Cunha, 32, and carrying wife Natalia Soares Da Cunha, 28, struck the car’s right side, throwing both people.
Patricio Romula Da Cunha was killed. His passenger was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach with serious injuries. Her current condition could not be learned Sunday.
The FHP reported that the cause of the wreck remained under investigation.
The report said Alcindor, who wore a seatbelt, was unhurt. Both motorcyclists wore helmets, the report said.
Patricio Da Cunha was founder and CEO of All Stones Restorations and Services, his brother confirmed Sunday from New Jersey. The couple lived in the Boynton Beach area.
“I have no words right now,” a heavy-hearted Sebastiao Da Cunha Santos said from Harrison, N.J.
He said Patricio had moved to Florida, seeking new opportunities, about a decade ago from Manaus, in northwest Brazil. For some seven years, he had been with Natalia, who had come from Brazil when she was about 4. The two were married about 5 years, and had no children, Patricio’s brother said. He said Natalia was a pharmacist.
Sebastiao Da Cunha Santos said he had not yet planned services.