Two Motorcycles Collide Head-on, Both Riders Dead
Two motorcyclists were killed in a head-on collision over the extended July 4th holiday.
Flagler Life reported on their website that the crash happened on the evening of Monday, July 1st on State Road A1A sat approximately 8:30 p.m. south of Varn Park.
A spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol said that a northbound motorcyclist attempted to pass two other northbound motor vehicles at a high rate of speed. The biker did not see a southbound motorcyclist coming at him, and the two motorcyclists crashed head-on.
Responding to the crash were deputies from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the Flagler Beach Fire Department, Flagler County Fire Rescue, and the Florida Highway Patrol. Authorities say that one motorcyclist was killed instantly while the second did have a pulse.
Neither motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Authorities say that this latest deadly crash is located in almost the same spot as another multi-vehicle chain reaction crash that happened two years and left two people dead.
In the prior case, on March 11, 2016, William G. Schwarz, who was driving while under the influence of alcohol, was also attempting to pass other vehicles when he struck and killed Kathy and Carl Boos. Schwartz was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.
The Florida Highway Patrol said that the area of A1A around the crash was closed for several hours while authorities investigated the scene.