Man accused of DUI, causing crash that seriously injured Port Orange motorcyclist

Crash happened near the intersection of State Road 100, State Road 26

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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A Keystone Heights man faces DUI charges after crashing his vehicle into a Port Orange motorcyclist in Putnam County on Sunday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened near the intersection of State Road 100 and State Road 26 around 2:16 p.m.

According to a crash report, a sedan being driven by the 23-year-old man from Keystone Heights was traveling westbound on State Road 100 behind the 77-year-old Volusia County man on a motorcycle.

Both vehicles were approaching State Road 26 when the motorcycle slowed to change lanes to enter a left turn lane to turn left onto westbound State Road 26, the FHP said.

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Troopers said the driver of the sedan failed to slow down, lost control of his vehicle and struck the back of the motorcycle.

The motorcycle overturned several times and the driver was thrown from the vehicle, according to the report.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in serious condition.

Troopers said the driver of the sedan was placed under arrest and faces charges of DUI resulting in serious bodily injury.

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