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62-year-old biker dies after Holiday collision with car

HOLIDAY — A 62-year-old motorcyclist died Thursday from injuries he suffered after colliding with a car earlier this week and being thrown from his motorcycle, troopers said.

Ronald Paul Jaszczak, 62, of Holiday was driving his 2001 motorcycle west on Alternate U.S. 19 just before 7 p.m. Tuesday when a car turned into his path, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 2004 Nissan Frontier driven by Melissa Anne Daugherty, 33, of New Port Richey had been traveling south on Carillon Street. After pausing at a stop sign, officials said, Daugherty attempted to make a left turn from the wrong side of Carillon Street and drove directly into Jaszczak's path.

As the motorcycle collided with the left front of the Nissan, Jaszczak was thrown off the bike, onto the hood of the car and into the road, troopers said.

Jaszczak was not wearing a helmet, and was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Daugherty suffered minor injuries.

Jaszczak died about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, said Sgt. Steve Gaskins, FHP spokesman.

Gaskins said no charges in this case have yet been filed.