Villages Motorcycle Passenger Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Sumter County, Florida
SUMTER COUNTY, FL – According to an online news report at villages-news.com, the Florida Highway Patrol is currently conducting a search for a pair of automobiles that were involved in a hit-and-run accident that caused the tragic death of a passenger who was riding on a Villager’s motorcycle.*
The driver of the motorcycle, a 60-year-old woman, was riding on a 1997 Honda VT600 in the early morning hours over the weekend. The motorcycle was headed west on County Road 42 in the vicinity of Southeast 102 CourtStreet and was struck from behind. This caused the woman and her passenger to be thrown from the bike, per an accident report issued by the Florida Highway Patrol.
The woman’s passenger, a 64-year-old man from Summerfield, Florida, has not been identified at this time pending notification to the next-of-kin. The passenger, as a result of the impact of the crash, fell into the eastbound lane of traffic where he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Both of the drivers fled the scene of the accident. The driver of the motorcycle sustained injuries in the accident. She was wearing a helmet while her passenger was not, per the accident report.
The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a silver 2001-2017 Toyota Sequoia that likely has damage to its left front and front-end damage. The police are also looking for a 1998-2000 Toyota Corolla also with potential damage to its left front and front-end. Anyone with information about the vehicles or drivers involved in this accident is asked to call (800) 387-1290 or Marion County Crime Stoppers.
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