A motorcyclist and a bicyclist died at the scene in separate accidents Friday evening when they were hit by vehicles in rural northeast Lake County, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
The first accident occurred at about 6:40 p.m. on County Road 42 near County Road 439, just east of Altoona. The FHP reported that a 39-year-old Paisley man, who has not been identified pending notification of relatives, lost control of his 2004 Honda motorcycle and collided head on with a 2006 Mercury Sable.
The Honda was traveling east on CR 42 and the Mercury was headed west. The motorcyclist was ejected from the Honda and died at the scene, while the driver of the Mercury, Brandon Dearmas, 19, of Paisley, was uninjured.
No charges were filed and an investigation is continuing to see if the motorcyclist was driving under the influence of alcohol.
The second accident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of State Road 40 and Alco Road, southwest of Astor. The FHP reported that Cary David Krebsbach, 50, of Astor, who was riding a bicycle north on Alco Road, failed to stop at a stop sign at SR 40 and was struck by an eastbound 2000 Ford 150 pickup truck.
Krebsbach died at the scene. Neither the truck driver, Chadd D. Bickleman, 34, nor his passenger, Marvin L. Thompson, 19, both of Deltona, were injured.
No charges were filed and an investigation is continuing to see if Krebsbach was driving under the influence of alcohol.
The FHP has yet to identify a 46-year-old Leesburg man died Thursday afternoon when his car struck a concrete barrier along Interstate 4 in Seminole County. The man’s name has not been released pending notification of relatives.
The man was driving west in a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu on I-4 in Seminole County, when he lost control at about 5:45 p.m. He sideswiped a concrete pole before hitting the barrier wall of the West Central Parkway.
That investigation is continuing as well, the FHP stated.