Fatal motorcycle crash closes US-19 in Pasco

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- A fatal motorcycle crash closed a portion of U.S. Highway 19 in Pasco on Monday.

The victim, who is identified as 46-year-old Kristopher A. Lucas of Port Richey, was stopped in the center lane of the intersection of northbound US-19 at State Road 52 when his motorcycle was rear-ended by a Ford Ranger driven by Ramon E. Spluga, 62 of Port Richey around 5:23 a.m.

The motorcyclist suffered critical injuries from the collision and was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point where he later died.

Charges are pending in this case, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


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