Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Public safety

Citrus County man dies in motorcycle crash east of Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE — A Citrus County man died Wednesday evening after he was thrown from his motorcycle near the Hill 'n Dale community.

The unidentified 30-year-old man, from the town of Hernando, was driving with a passenger, an also-unidentified 33-year-old woman, west on State Road 50 near Cammie Street when a Ford Crown Victoria turned in front of him, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

The motorcycle hit the front of the Ford, driven by Leslie Ronald Wright, 69, of Brooksville. The motorcyclist and his passenger were thrown into the median.

A tire from the Ford flew off and hit an Acura traveling east on State Road 50. The driver of that vehicle, Paula Gene Gay, 48, of Dade City, wasn't taken to the hospital.

The motorcycle driver was flown to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where he died. The motorcycle passenger was also taken to the Pasco County hospital; her condition was not known Thursday morning. The FHP said she also was from the town of Hernando.

The driver of the Ford and her passenger, Losis Jean Zslomsowitch, 82, of Brooksville, did not require hospital treatment.

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