Motorcyclist riding without headlights on killed in Clermont crash, police say

Crash happened at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday

Police lights. (KPRC/File)

CLERMONT, Fla. – A man riding a motorcycle without its headlights on was killed in a crash in Clermont before sunrise Wednesday morning, Clermont police said.

The wreck happened near the intersection of State Road 50 and Grand Highway around 6:45 a.m., according to investigators.

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Police said the motorcyclist, identified as Maurice Walton, slammed into a white Ford SUV. Walton died at the scene, officers said.

Investigators questioned a witness and the driver of the SUV, who did not show signs of impairment, according to police. Police also said speed did not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The driver of the SUV is not expected to face any charges for the crash.

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