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Two Florida motorcyclists killed after National Parks Service vehicle turns in front of them

The crash occurred near the Big Cypress National Preserve.
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A man and woman who were on a motorcycle were killed Sunday after a National Parks Service vehicle turned into their path in Collier County, Florida Highway Patrol troopers report.

The crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 41 at the intersection of Burns Road, which is near the Big Cypress National Preserve.

Troopers said Brian Marshall Jones, 43, of Ochopee, was driving a 2018 Dodge Ram that was pulling a trailer when he made a left turn off eastbound U.S. 41. Troopers described the vehicle as a National Parks Service law enforcement vehicle.

Jones’ turn violated the right of way of Hubert Burey, 42, a West Palm Beach man who was driving a 2006 Harley Davidson. Burey also had a passenger, Jaime Lynn French, 38, of Boynton Beach.

The motorcycle hit the side of the parks service vehicle. The driver of a third vehicle, also a motorcycle, struck French as he tried to avoid the parks service vehicle. That driver, Ivan Alberto Velazco, 40, of Miami was not injured.

Troopers said both Burey and French were wearing helmets but suffered fatal injuries.

Jones was not injured. An investigation is ongoing.

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