High Speed Motorcycle Crash leaves One Dead

A high speed vehicle crash on Kirkman Road in Orlando late on Sunday night left the 31-year-old driver dead after he was ejected from the motorcycle, Orlando Police Officers (OPD) said.  The driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet.

According to OPD:

The driver of a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling northbound in the 3000 block on Kirkman Rd in the inside through lane at a high rate of speed.  Witnesses estimate the driver was traveling between 80 – 95 mph.  The driver of a 1996 Honda vehicle, Nicolette Foster, 35 years, was traveling south on Kirkman Rd and attempting to turn left into Grand Reserve Apartments.  The front of the motorcycle struck the right rear of the Honda. The impact caused Honda to rotate clockwise 360º.  The driver of the motorcycle was ejected.

Foster was transported to the Health Central Hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the Harley Davidson was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.  The driver was not wearing a helmet. Police have not released the named of the driver of the motorcycle, pending notification of next of kin.

Police say that charges have not been filed yet although they are pending.  It is not know whether alcohol played a role in the crash.

This crash brings the number of traffic homicides in Orlando to date, to nine.

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