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 traveling
north on the interstate north of the Palm Coast Parkway exit on his three-wheeled motorcycle
Tuesday when he tried to pass a tractor-trailer and lost control, an FHP report states. He side-swiped the guardrail and was ejected over it. Tucker was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead.
A friend told troopers that Tucker had just purchased the trike and was not familiar with
that style of motorcycle.
May 21, 2011