Motorcyclist Killed in Vehicle Crash in Pasco County, Florida
PASCO COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news report published at wfla.com, a motorcyclist was killed in a vehicle crash in Pasco County, Florida. Charges are pending against the driver of the vehicle, as preliminary investigation indicates the driver failed to yield to the motorcyclist.*
The accident happened on U.S. Highway 19 in Pasco County. At approximately 9:15 a.m., a 2011 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling north on U.S. 19. At the intersection with Denton Avenue, a southbound 2013 Hyundai Tuscan attempted to turn left and drove into the path of the motorcycle.
The two vehicles then collided at the intersection. The front passenger’s side of the Hyundai struck the front of the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist suffered severe injuries and did not survive. Officials pronounced the motorcyclist deceased at the scene of the wreck. They have released the identity of this person as 47-year-old Lyle Alexander, of Holiday, Florida. Authorities said Alexander was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. It does not appear anyone else was riding on the motorcycle with Alexander.
It does not appear that the driver of the Hyundai was injured in the crash. This driver has been identified as 48-year-old Patrice Smiley, of Spring Hill, Florida. It is not clear if any passengers were in the Hyundai at the time of the accident.
Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident. It appears Smiley failed to yield to the right-of-way, and Troopers say charges are pending. No further information has been released at this time.
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