Friday, April 6, 2012

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified

PALM BAY, Florida -- The victim of a crash involving a vehicle that hit a motorcycle late Thursday is identified as 28-year-old Tristan Justin Pierce.  Pierce did not survive the injuries he sustained from the accident.


At approximately 8 p.m. last Thursday, the driver of a 2002 Ford Mustang, identified as 55-year-old Valerie Oliver, was traveling northbound on Hollywood Boulevard.  Oliver attempted to turn left onto Palm Bay Road and hit Pierce who was traveling southbound on Hollywood Blvd. on his Kawasaki motorcycle.  

According to Palm Bay Police Department spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez, Pierce had the right-of-way and was wearing a helmet.   Oliver was cited for failure to yield right of way and for causing the crash.