Biker, driver are killed in crashes
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the deaths of a motorcyclist and a driver in separate crashes Tuesday night. The first death occurred shortly before 8:30p.m. when a motorcyclist struck the back of a Ford pickup that pulled out in front of it on Colonial Drive near Grayson Drive, in the Union Park area east of Orlando.
The motorcyclist died at Florida Hospital East, said FHP spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Montes.
The driver was hit by a barbecue that flew off a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction about 10:30 p.m. in the 400 block of DeLeon Avenue, not far from the intersection of John Young Parkway and Old Winter Garden Road.
June 1, 2011