Troopers arrest Ruskin driver they say killed two on motorcycle last summer

Published Mar. 28, 2012

TAMPA — A driver accused of turning in front of a motorcycle and killing both people aboard it last summer was arrested Tuesday after a lengthy investigation.

Susanne Marie Meyers, 52, of Ruskin was taken into custody in Largo and faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving death, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

She is accused of turning her Buick Park Avenue into the path of a Big Dog chopper the night of July 1 on U.S. 41. The bike's driver. Thomas Steven Colson, 62, and passenger, Galilee Wells Howard, 69, both of Tampa, had just left a motorcycle club gathering.

Troopers said Meyers fled the scene, but was later found when her husband called authorities.

The patrol said it had conducted tests to affirm Meyers as the driver. She was arrested at a mobile home park and taken to the Pinellas County Jail.