JSO: 2 motorcyclists dead after 2 crashes on First Coast

Two people died Sunday in separate crashes on the First Coast, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Two people died Sunday in separate crashes on the First Coast, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

A motorcyclist, Alexander Lee Nearbin, 26, of Jacksonville, died after being involved in a crash with another vehicle at about 4:42 a.m. Sunday at Belfort Road and West Gate Parkway. He was pronounced dead at the scene and an investigation is ongoing into his death.

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Another fatal crash occurred at about 11:10 a.m. Sunday in the 4100 block of Herschel Street. A motorcycle struck an SUV and the motorcyclist was ejected from his vehicle. Both vehicles caught fire.

That motorcyclist, Dillon M. Mullis, 23, died at a nearby hospital. The investigation is ongoing.