A Hernando man, 30, who has not been identified, died Wednesday evening after colliding on his motorcycle with a Ford Crown Victoria turning onto S.R. 50 from Cammie Street, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
His passenger, a woman, 33, who has also not been identified, is in serious condition. Following the collision, the motorcycle crossed over the grassy median, stopping in the eastbound left turn lane on S.R. 50.
Both the driver and the passenger were thrown from the motorcycle, and came to rest in the median. The driver was airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point where he later died from his injuries.
The driver was not wearing a helmet, but his passenger was, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report.
Neither the driver of the Crown Victoria, Leslie Ronald Wright, 69, nor the passenger Losis Jean Zslomsowitch, was injured. Both Wright and Zslomsowitch reside in Brooksville.
It is not yet known whether the accident was alcohol related. Charges are pending.
During the collision, a front tire separated from the Crown Victoria, traveling into the eastbound lanes of S.R. 50, where it collided with Paula Gene Gay’s 1992 Acura Integra, causing $2,000 in damages. Gay, 48, of Dade City, was not injured.
Check back with Hernando Today for further developments.