Motorcyclist killed in Lake County crash

71-year-old John Pierre Benoist dead after accident


LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A motorcyclist was killed Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle on Old U.S. 441 and Holly Drive, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

John Pierre Benoist, 71, of Tavares was killed after he was struck by a vehicle making a left turn onto a private driveway and was thrown off his motorcycle, according to authorities.

A 6-year-old boy riding with Benoist was also thrown off the motorcycle, but authorities said he suffered minor injuries. 

The driver of the vehicle didn’t suffer any injuries, authorities said.