Columbia County, FL – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a two-vehicle crash has left one 16-year old teen dead on State Road 247.
The deceased, 16-year old Dayton Oats, was riding a Yamaha dirt bike, at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on SR 247 north. He was approaching the intersection at Southwest Norris Avenue when 33-year old Malcolm Wheeler was getting ready to turn onto Norris Avenue coming south from State Road 247.
Oats drove directly north into the path of Wheeler.
According to FHP, the right front of a 1978 Ford F150, driven by Wheeler struck the front of the bike.
Oats was killed at the scene.
He was found not wearing a helmet.
Reports mentioned that charges are pending.