Motorcycle driver died, passenger injured after crash with SUV in Ocala, police say

Crash occurred Saturday on College Road

Photo from the scene of a motorcycle crash in Ocala on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Ocala Police Department)

OCALA, Fla. – A man riding a motorcycle died and his passenger was injured on an Ocala roadway after they crashed into an SUV that turned into their path Saturday night, according to the Ocala Police Department.

Police said the crash occurred just after 10 p.m. near the 3300 block of College Road as a Chevy Suburban pulled away from an Olive Garden while a man driving the motorcycle traveled westbound in the center lane with a woman passenger.

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The motorcycle struck the Suburban when the SUV’s driver attempted to make a left turn to travel east on College Road, police said.

The man, later identified as 26-year-old Thomas Fort, and woman on the motorcycle were taken to the hospital, where Fort later died a day after the crash.

Investigators said they were both wearing helmets and the passenger’s injuries were non-life-threatening.

Nobody in the SUV was injured, police said.

The crash is still being investigated.


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