DAYTONA BEACH, FL – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 69- year-old man was killed Thursday night on Interstate 4 near Daytona Beach when his bike was hit from behind.
Pending notification of next kin as the victim’s name has not been released.
FHP spokesperson Steven Montiero stated that at around 10:35 p.m., 52-year old Kathy Hutchinson from Kentucky was driving behind the bike about a mile west of Daytona Beach. Her 2015 Toyota Van hit the man’s motorcycle from behind.
The Harley-Davidson that was being driven by the man appeared to have dim lights according to Hutchinson. She said she did not have time to stop as he appeared to be stopped on the roadway, said Montiero.
Montiero mentioned how after the crash both vehicles traveled into the westbound shoulder of Interstate 4.
During Bike Week 2017, this has been the fourth death to be reported.
There is an ongoing investigation into the crash.
More information will be provided as the investigation develops.