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Two men die in weekend motorcycle crash in Dunnellon

DUNNELLON — A pair of motorcyclists, including a 22-year-old Weeki Wachee man, were killed Saturday night after they lost control of their vehicles, left the road and crashed through a fence and trees, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

The crash happened about 10:30 p.m. near Dunnellon High School on SW 180th Avenue Road.

Justin William Richard of Weeki Wachee and 27-year-old Douglas Scott Keller of Citrus Springs were riding south on SW 180th Avenue Road on separate motorcycles at a high rate of speed, according to the FHP. They came to a curve and failed to negotiate it properly and veered onto the west shoulder. Richard's bike struck a wire fence bordering the shoulder; Keller's hit a large wooden post supporting the fence. Both men were thrown from their bikes as they flipped, according to the FHP.

Keller and his bike hit some trees, causing the bike to break into multiple pieces. Richard's bike traveled farther south, tumbling through trees and underbrush before hitting a large tree and breaking into numerous pieces. The drivers and bikes were found Sunday morning, according to an FHP report.

Both were wearing helmets, the report stated.

According to the Ocala Star-Banner, the men were driving sport bikes.

Two men die in weekend motorcycle crash in Dunnellon 04/28/14 [Last modified: Monday, April 28, 2014 8:15pm]
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