2 dead after vehicle and motorcycle crash in Atlantic Beach

Two people are dead after a crash involving a van and a motorcycle in Atlantic Beach Thursday night.

Members of the Florida Highway Patrol and Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department responded to the wreck on Mayport Road and W. 10th Street just before 8 p.m.

According to a FHP report, the driver of the van made a left turn onto West 10th from SR A1A, and failed to yield to the motorcycle who was traveling in the opposite direction. The motorcycle then hit the side of the van.

Both people on the motorcycle lost their lives, says FHP spokesperson Sgt. Dylan Bryan. FHP has identified the victims as Kasey Whilden, 24, of Eustis and Jennifer Reed, 42, of Jacksonville.

The driver of the van suffered minor injuries, and the passenger suffered critical injuries.

According to the accident report, charges are pending.

 

(© 2016 WTLV)


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