Motorcycle Loses Control After Wheelie

Yesterday at about 4:30 PM, a motorcycle was traveling eastbound on County Road 494 west of South Schooner Drive. The driver, who was wearing a helmet, lost control of the bike after he tried to pull a “wheelie”and traveled across the westbound lane.

Once on the shoulder, the motorcycle struck a roadway sign, became airborne and traveled into the water canal along the north shoulder of the roadway.

The driver died at the scene as a result of his injuries.