ORANGE COUNTY, FL – State troopers are investigating an accident that killed a motorcyclist near the Orange-Brevard county line on Sunday afternoon.
According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the crash happened in the area of State Road 520 and Nova Road near Christmas at about 2:15 p.m. The Florida Highway Patrol said a 54-year-old man was riding a motorcycle east on State Road 520 when he failed to stop and slammed into the rear of a pickup truck.
The motorcycle rider, a DeLand resident, was thrown from his bike and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another motorcyclist sustained minor injuries when he swerved to avoid the first rider and hit debris from the crash. The driver of the pickup, a 43-year-old Georgia woman, was not injured.
The FHP said the man who was killed was not wearing a helmet when the incident occurred.
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