Patrick Melvin Killed in East Palatka, FL, Motorcycle Accident
East Palatka, FL -- December 12, 2016, Patrick Melvin was killed due to an accident in which his motorcycle crashed with an 18-wheeler.
45-year-old Melvin was driving his motorcycle north on Florida Highway 207. In front of him was an 18-wheeler, driven by Donald Gross.
Authorities say that at about 7:20 a.m., the 18-wheeler attempted to make a U-turn on the highway. As the truck did so, Melvin was unable to avoid hitting the truck, and the motorcycle crashed into the semi-trailer.
Melvin sustained fatal injuries in the accident, from which he died at the scene. Authorities confirm Melvin was wearing a helmet at the time.
Authorities did not say if any charges or citations were filed in this accident. They say investigations are ongoing.
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