23-Year-Old Man Killed In Melbourne Motorcycle Crash

By  //  March 25, 2015

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Edward Honiker of West Melbourne was killed when his 2012 Honda motorcycle crashed with a 2005 BMW driven by Edward Jakob at the intersection of NASA Boulevard and Babcock Street at around 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Edward Honiker of West Melbourne was killed when his 2012 Honda motorcycle crashed with a 2005 BMW driven by Edward Jakob at the intersection of NASA Boulevard and Babcock Street at around 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to the Melbourne police, Jakob, 50, failed to yield to the Honikerof, 23, who was traveling through the intersection.

According to witnesses, Honiker was traveling westbound on NASA Boulevard as Jokob was traveling eastbound when both vehicles entered the intersection simultaneously on a solid green light.

According to police, Jakob made a left turn in front of Honiker, causing both vehicles to collide.

Honiker was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Jakob was not injured.

Edward Jakob

Edward Jakob

Jakob was taken into custody and charged with Violation of Right of Way Resulting in Death and Operation of a Motor Vehicle with an Expired Driver’s License.

According to police, Jakob’s Canadian driver’s license expired in 2009.

Jakob, of Melbourne, is being held at the Brevard County Jail.

Police said that there was no indication either driver was impaired at the time of the accident.

The Melbourne Police Department is currently investigating this incident and if you have any information please call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)

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ABOVE MAP: Edward Honiker of West Melbourne was killed when his 2012 Honda motorcycle crashed with a 2005 BMW driven by Edward Jakob at the intersection of NASA Boulevard and Babcock Street at around 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday.


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