Manatee County, FL (March 31, 2019) - A motorcyclist is dead following a crash on Saturday, March 30th. The crash happened around 5:30 p.m.
Police say that 22-year-old Adrian Chavez was driving a 2015 Ford eastbound on lane 16, near the Ellenton Apartments. At the same time, an oncoming motorcycle, driven by a 57-year-old man, was traveling towards Chavez's vehicle. Chavez attempted to make a left turn and collided with the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was ejected and found lying in the roadway by responding officers. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his identity is being withheld pending family notification.
The crash remains under investigation. It is not clear what charges Chavez will face at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim in this Ocala crash.
Motorcycles tend to be a particularly deadly mode of transportation. While motorcycles account for only 3% of all registered motor vehicles, they account for about 15% of all traffic fatalities. Motorcycles offer little protection from the force of high-speed impacts with larger objects, such as cars and trucks. Regardless of who is at fault, a motorcycle accident is likely to have serious and catastrophic consequences.
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