A 57-year-old woman has died after a motorcycle incident involving another car on Sunday night in Palm Harbor, according to FHP.
Florida Highway Patrol officials identified the woman was Kathleen Ritz from New Port Richey, was traveling on U.S. 19 heading North toward Alderman Road in her motorcycle. She rear-ended the back of a 2016 Mercedes E350 that was driven by Christine Hughes.
48-year-old Christine Hughes from Palm Harbor was stopped at the green light when the incident took place.
However, Ritz was thrown out from her motorcycle and landed in the center lane where 49-year-old driver Patrick Sutton struck her.
Ritz was pronounced dead at the scene from her severe injuries.
Florida Highway Troopers do not believe that alcohol was a factor.