Motorcyclist dies after Volusia County crash, troopers say


A motorcyclist has died following a crash Friday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol.


Troopers said the crash happened around 5:40 p.m. in Volusia County.

According to a news release, a 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle was traveling eastbound on LPGA Boulevard, approaching Derbyshire Road in the outside lane.

Troopers said a 2012 Ford Escape was traveling westbound on LPGA Blvd approaching Derbyshire Road in the left turn lane.

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According to FHP, a witness said the motorcycle was driving above the posted speed limit.

Investigators said the Ford driver made a left turn in an attempt to travel southbound on Derbyshire Road.

The motorcycle entered the direct path of the car, and as a result, the front of the motorcycle hit the front of the vehicle, FHP said

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FHP said the motorcyclist was thrown off the motorcycle into a business parking lot.

The 34-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead on-scene, Troopers said.

The car driver was taken to Halifax Daytona Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

FHP said the crash remains under investigation.

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