Michigan man killed in motorcycle crash in Hernando County

BROOKSVILLE — A 66-year-old Michigan man was killed Monday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a truck north of Brooksville, Florida Highway Patrol troopers reported.

Troopers said the accident happened about 3:30 p.m. on Lake Lindsey Road east of Ponce De Leon Boulevard.

According to the accident report, Robert Thomas Beitel was on a 2001 Harley Davidson heading west on Lake Lindsey when he lost control of the bike going around a curve. The bike crossed into the eastbound lane and into the path of a 2006 Chevrolet driven by Mark Milburn Mann, 37, of Tavares.

The motorcycle and truck collided headfirst, the report stated. Beitel, who wasn't wearing a helmet, was thrown off the bike.

Troopers said Beitel is from Washington Township, Mich. Mann suffered minor injuries.

The crash remained under investigation Monday night.

Michigan man killed in motorcycle crash in Hernando County 04/26/10 [Last modified: Monday, April 26, 2010 11:40pm]

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