Monday, October 1, 2012

Palm Bay Man Killed in West Melbourne Crash

WEST MELBOURNE, Florida -- The West Melbourne Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred in the 7795 block of Ellis Road on Monday October 1, 2012.  


The crash occurred at approximately 11:25 am and remains under investigation.  Daniel Leroy Robbins, 62, of Palm Bay was pronounced dead at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida after being transported from the scene of the crash. 


Robbins was operating a motor scooter westbound on Ellis Road and collided with an eastbound silver Dodge Avenger.  Investigators are still trying to piece together the chain of events that led to the collision. At this time, no charges have been filed.


Ellis Road was closed just after the crash, while investigators collected evidence and processed
the scene. The road was reopened at approximately 2:00 p.m.


Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Mike Wilmarth via police dispatch at 321-952-6371.