Motorcyclist dead after Volusia County crash, officials say

Crash occurred at State Road 415, Reed Ellis Road

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A motorcyclist is dead after a crash involving multiple vehicles Saturday afternoon in Volusia County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred about 4:20 p.m. at State Road 415 and Reed Ellis Road.

Michael Meets, 71, of New Smyrna Beach was killed when the motorcycle he was traveling on failed to negotiate a curve along State Road 415 and traveled over a grass median, authorities said. 

The motorcyle driven by Meets traveled into the southbound lanes and was struck by two vehicles, according to authorities. 

The drivers of the two other vehicles suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

The crash remains under investigation. 

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