Brevard County Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

MELBOURNE, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol reported that 36-year-old William Mahlmeister, of Palm Bay, Florida, died as a result of injuries he sustained in a traffic accident Monday afternoon.

Mahlmeister was riding a 2002 Honda motorcycle eastbound in the outside lane of US 192 in Melbourne around 4:45 p.m.  Meanwhile, 51-year-old Kelly Painter of West Melbourne, Florida was driving a 1990 Ford Probe southbound on Nina Jean Drive.

According to FHP troopers, Painter attempted to travel across the eastbound and westbound lanes of US 192 and traveled into the direct path of the motorcycle.  Mahlmeister took evasive actions and applied the brakes. This caused the motorcycle to skid into the right side of the Probe. 

Mahlmeister was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center from the scene where he later died.

According to the FHP report, Mahlmeister was not wearing a helmet and the accident was not alcohol related.

This crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.


  1. billys a good man and will be missed. he left behind his parents and grandparents, kids and brother and his beautiful wife whom he married last year. these people are good people. pray for them. a sad day in paradise.

  2. Billy is great man and person, his life lives on through three sons Brandon, Alex and Jay and his beautiful wife and best friend Kimmie. Pray for the family, and please watch for motorcycles.
    Joseph Scioli

  3. Billy is a wonderful man and father he will be so missed by all his family and friends may your prays go out to them and his wife,I will miss you billy

  4. Hopefully Kelly Painter is charged with Vehicular Manslaughter and convicted

  5. Billy will be missed dearly, anyone who knew him could tell you he could talk to anyone as you were a friend of his for years.He was always smiling when he spoke to you and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need .May God bless Billys children and wife and all his friends .Rest In Peace my friend Jay P and family

  6. Prayers and love to Kimmie and family. Such a tragic loss of an awesome guy :-(