29-Year-Old Merritt Island Man Dies in Four-Vehicle Collision Involving Two Motorcyclists
By Space Coast Daily // May 8, 2022
crash happened around 12:29 a.m. on Sunday
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A tragic four-vehicle collision in Orange County killed a 29-year-old Merritt Island man and injured three others on Sunday in a wrong-way crash that involved two motorcycles and two vehicles.
Two of the three people injured are identified as Brevard County residents, a 63-year-old man from Melbourne, who was one of the motorcyclists and a 52-year-old man from Cocoa Beach, who was driving a Mazda 6.
A third person injured is identified as a 43-year-old man from Oviedo who was driving a 2014 Dodge Challenger and driving the wrong-way on Colonial Dr.
The investigation has revealed the Oviedo man was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes on Colonial Drive around 12:29 a.m. when he struck two Harley-Davidson motorcyclists and a Mazda 6 traveling in the inside lanes near Lansing St.
The 29-year-old motorcyclist from Merritt Island was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 63-year-old motorcyclist from Melbourne, and 52-year-old man from Cocoa Beach, were both taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to FHP.
The driver of the Dodge Challenger suffered only minor injuries.
East Colonial Drive was closed in both directions for over 12-hours while authorities processed the crash scene. East Colonial Drive has since reopened.
The crash remains under investigation by FHP.
ABOVE MAP: The crash happened on East Colonial Dr. and Lansing St. in Orange County.