Spring Hill motorcyclist killed in crash

A motorcyclist collided with a light Sports Utility Vehicle on U.S. 19 just north of Weeki Wachee died of severe injuries at the scene of the accident while the Hernando County Sheriff Office and Florida Highway Patrol conducts their investigation on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

OCTAVIO JONES | Times

A motorcyclist collided with a light Sports Utility Vehicle on U.S. 19 just north of Weeki Wachee died of severe injuries at the scene of the accident while the Hernando County Sheriff Office and Florida Highway Patrol conducts their investigation on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

OCTAVIO JONES | Times

A 71-year-old Spring Hill man was killed in a motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon at U.S. 19 and Happy Days Drive. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Gilbert Burton was driving a Yamaha motorcycle north on U.S. 19 when he turned left near a Walgreens. A southbound Mitsubishi Outlander driven by Demetrio Baez-Figueroa, 80, of Spring Hill struck the motorcycle. Burton died at the scene. Baez-Figueroa suffered minor injuries. At least four children in his vehicle also suffered minor injuries and were treated at local hospitals. A female passenger, Joann Baez, 50, of Spring Hill suffered serious injuries, troopers said. The crash is under investigation.

Spring Hill motorcyclist killed in crash 06/04/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 9:02pm]

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