FHP identifies victim in U.S. 41 bike crash
The Florida Highway Patrol has released the name of a motorcyclist who died in an accident April 24.
Jerry L. Whitaker, 59, swerved to avoid a piece of tire tread in the middle of the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 and lost control of his 2000 Harley-Davidson, an FHP report said.
Whitaker was thrown from the bike and died.
An obituary from Weekly Record Herald, a newspaper based in Tipp City, Ohio, said Whitaker was born in Kentucky and lived in Ohio before moving to Florida. He was an Army veteran and is survived by two sons, four grandchildren, a brother, two sisters and numerous friends.