Speeding Driver Kills Motorcyclist In Rockledge

By  //  August 31, 2012

Tragic Death

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – A motorcyclist was killed in Rockledge early Friday morning when struck by a speeding driver.

Rockledge Police Department Community Information Officer Michael Cadore said a patrol officer observed a red two-door 2000 Honda speeding while traveling southbound on Murrell Road in Rockledge about 1:40 a.m.

Cadore said the patrol officer’s radar indicated that the driver was going 95 mph in a 40 mph zone.

The speeding vehicle then struck the rear of a motorcycle also traveling south on Murrell Road, prior to officer’s arrival.

“The rider of the motorcycle sustained traumatic injuries, resulting in his death,” Cadore said.

The driver of the Honda, David Prestano, 29, fled on foot immediately following the crash.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit and Rockledge officers located the driver hiding in a wooded area south of his vehicle. He also had the vehicle keys in his possession.

“A check of Prestano’s New York driver’s license revealed that it was suspended subsequent to multiple convictions for Driving While Impaired in Suffolk County, N.Y.,” Cadore said.

Prestano was arrested and transported to the Brevard County Detention Center in Sharpes on multiple charges and remains in custody with a no bond status.

The name of the motorcyclist has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.