Category: motorcycle fatality

New Port Richey motorcyclist dies in crash

A 36- year-old motorcyclist was killed after he veered off Cecilia Drive and crashed Friday afternoon, police said. Luis R. Torres of New Port Richey was westbound nearGreenwood Street when, for an unknown reason, his 2008 Suzuki GSXR-1000 went off theroad and crashed into a parked car at about 4:20 p.m., according to New Port

1 dead in crash with TFD firetruck

A motorcyclist died Wednesday night in a crash with a Tallahassee Fire Departmenttruck. The crash occurred at 8:23 p.m. at the intersection of Tennessee Street and White Drive, TPD spokeswoman Officer Susan Newhouse said. The TFD truck was traveling west on Tennessee responding to a call. Newhouse said the truck had its lights and sirens

Motorcyclist killed was Lehigh man

FORT MYERSFort Myers police have identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday morning as Rafael Vaca Vazquez, 25, of Lehigh Acres.The crash occurred at 1:32 a.m. at the intersection of Jackson Street and Dora Street Police said VacaVazquez was not wearing a helmet when he was thrown from the motorcycle.No other vehicles are

Man, 76, dies after crash of motorcycle

A 76-year-old Jacksonville man died at Florida Hospital Flagler after crashing his new trike on Interstate 95, the Florida Highway Patrol said Friday. John R. Tucker Jr. was travelingnorth on the interstate north of the Palm Coast Parkway exit on his three-wheeled motorcycleTuesday when he tried to pass a tractor-trailer and lost control, an FHP

Biker dies after crashing into mailbox

A 29-year-old Port Orange man speeding through a residential neighborhood to work just after7 a.m. Tuesday was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a mailbox,South Daytona police said. Stephen Picard was heading north on Anastasia Drive at anestimated 60 mph when he lost control of his 2005 Suzuki sport bike

Collision kills biker on Curry Ford Road

ORANGE COUNTYCollision kills biker on Curry Ford RoadA motorcyclist died Monday night after crashing into another vehicle on Curry Ford Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Giovanni Ocasio, 33, of Orlando, was riding a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle east about 10:02 p.m. when he struck another vehicle that was trying to cross theeastbound lanes. Ocasio and

Woman indicted in biker’s death

Woman indicted in biker’s deathBy TONY HOLTHernando Today BROOKSVILLE >> Grand jurors on Tuesday indicted a 21-year-old Spring Hill woman on murder and aggravated fleeing charges. Brittany Elizabeth Miles was arrested following aMay 10 accident near County Line Road that killed a motorcyclist. Moments prior to theaccident, Miles escaped arrest along U.S. 19 in Hudson

Police: Car runs red light, kills man

VOLUSIA COUNTYPolice: Car runs red light, kills manA 56-year-old Port Orange motorcyclist was killed Sunday when a car ran a stoplight nearDaytona Beach and drove into his path, the Florida Highway Patrol said. William LeeHughes was northbound on Tomoka Farms Road about 3:35p.m. when a 2007 Chevroletdriven by Lakecia Harris, 31, of DeLand, ran the

Police: Car runs red light, kills man

VOLUSIA COUNTYPolice: Car runs red light, kills manA 56-year-old Port Orange motorcyclist was killed Sunday when a car ran a stoplight nearDaytona Beach and drove into his path, the Florida Highway Patrol said. William LeeHughes was northbound on Tomoka Farms Road about 3:35p.m. when a 2007 Chevroletdriven by Lakecia Harris, 31, of DeLand, ran the

Biker, driver are killed in crashes

ORANGE COUNTYBiker, driver are killed in crashesThe 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,