A Dade City man died Tuesday after another driver lost control of his sport utility vehicle and traveled into the path of his motorcycle.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Brook A. Everett, 22, of Zephyrhills was driving north on County Road 41 (Fort King Road) in a 2015 Nissan Rogue around 7 p.m.
John J. Ward, 55, of Dade City was traveling south on 41 on a 1985 Honda 1200 motorcycle.
As Everett approached the intersection with Bozeman Road, he passed a pickup truck and re-entered the northbound lane. He drove onto the grass shoulder and lost control of his vehicle, troopers said.
Everett’s SUV traveled counter-clockwise across the road into the path of Ward’s motorcycle, troopers said, causing the bike to strike the right side of Everett’s vehicle.
Ward suffered fatal injuries at the scene.
A passenger on the motorcycle, Patricia E. Pisa, 49, of Dade City, was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa with critical injuries.
None of the three people riding in the SUV were injured, according to the Highway Patrol.
Charges are pending.