Motorcyclist killed in crash identified

Orange County deputies say bikers were speeding before crash

ORLANDO, Fla. - A motorcyclist was killed and another was injured when they crashed in Orange County after a deputy tried to pull them over for speeding, authorities said.

Fernando A. Sanchez Santia, 33, of Sanford, was killed in the crash, which happened around 2:30 a.m. on Goldenrod Road at State Road 408.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, a deputy spotted Santia and another biker, whose name has not been released, speeding down S.R. 408 and attempted to pull them over.  The deputy decided, however, not to pursue the motorcycles and radioed ahead for others to be on the lookout.

Santia then crashed into a Mitsubishi Galant driven by Ivory Joe Hunter, of Orlando, and died, according to deputies.  The other motorcyclist laid his bike down and was taken to a hospital, deputies said.

Hunter was not injured and does not face charges in the crash, the FHP said.

Goldenrod Road and S.R. 408 were closed in the area but reopened about four hours later.

The Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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