Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Motorcyclist killed, two others injured, in crash near Zephyrhills

A Zephyrhills motorcyclist was killed in a Tuesday morning crash that left two others injured when another vehicle involved in a separate collision careened into their path, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Donald L. Ross, 77, died at the scene. William Sly, 63, of Hanna, Ind., was taken to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center with serious injuries. Patsy Ross, 74, of Westville, Ind., was taken to Florida Hospital Zephyrhills with minor injuries.

The three were riding Harley Davidson motorcycles east on Chancey Road near Zephyrhills around 10:30 a.m. when a series of collisions happened. Troopers say Kara Perrini, 35, of Brooksville, was driving west when she failed to stop for slowing vehicles in front of her near Yonkers Boulevard.

According to the Highway Patrol, Perrini's Jeep Liberty hit the vehicle in front of her, which struck another vehicle. The Jeep then traveled into the path of Donald Ross and Sly, who collided with it. Patsy Ross left the road to avoid the collision but struck a fence.

The Highway Patrol said charges are pending. Each of the motorcyclists was wearing a helmet. The drivers of the other vehicles were not injured.

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