Three-Vehicle Accident on East New York Ave. in Deland, Florida, Results in Tragic Death of Motorcyclist
DELAND, FL. – According to a news story reported online at mynews13.com, a three-vehicle accident on East New York Avenue in Deland, Florida, resulted in the tragic death of a motorcyclist. Authorities say that the collision was due to a vehicle failing to stop at a stoplight, and charges are pending.*
The accident occurred during the afternoon at the intersection of East New York Avenue and Prevatt Avenue in Deland. Florida Highway Patrol and News 13 state that a 2017 truck (make and model not reported) was traveling east in the outside lane of East New York, approaching Prevatt. At the crossing of the two roads, Troopers say the driver of the truck failed to stop at a red light.
It is not clear at this time why the driver did not stop. The truck crashed into the back of a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle at the intersection, which forced the motorcycle into the back of a 2011 Toyota car (model not reported). The motorcycle became lodged under the Toyota, according to the report and caught on fire. The truck then ended up also hitting the back of the Toyota.
News 13 reports that the motorcyclist was tragically killed in the accident. The report identifies him as a 69-year-old male and says he was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The report did not indicate that any passengers were on the motorcycle.
News 13 further reports that the driver of the truck, a 28-year-old man from Jupiter, Florida, and a passenger in the truck, a 22-year-old man from Zolfo Springs, Florida, were injured in the accident. The driver of the Toyota, age 21, and a passenger in the Toyota, age 62, were also injured and taken to Halifax Medical Center.
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