Motorcyclist dies in head-on Orange County crash

Crash reported at Jones Avenue, Dirt Drive

Troopers say a motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Jones Avenue. (News 6)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A motorcyclist is dead after a head-on crash in Orange County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash was reported just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday at Jones Avenue and Dirt Drive.

A 49-year-old woman was driving a Hyundai SUV eastbound on Jones Avenue when she entered the eastbound lanes while attempting to pass another vehicle in a passing zone, records show.

Troopers said the SUV traveled into the direct path of a Honda motorcycle that was in the westbound lane of Jones Avenue, which caused the front of the SUV to hit the left side of the motorcycle.

After the crash, the SUV traveled onto the south shoulder and overturned into a ditch while the motorcycle traveled onto the north shoulder and ended up in a water-filled ditch, according to the report.

Records show the motorcyclist, 30-year-old Robert Taylor, died at the scene of the crash. Troopers said he was not wearing a helmet.

Charges are pending against the woman who was driving the SUV.

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