Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fatal Motorcycle Crash On Merritt Island


MERRITT ISLAND, Florida - A fatal motorcycle crash occurred at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of  Courtney Parkway (State Road 3) and Duval Street in Merritt Island, Florida.


According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 72-year-old Maureen Tavaglione of Merritt Island was driving a 2012 Dodge SUV southbound on Courtney Parkway. Meanwhile, 51-year-old Richard Thomas Moore of Merritt Island was driving a 2015 Honda motorcycle northbound on Courtney Parkway.

FHP troopers say that Tavaglione attempted to make a left turn to travel into a business parking lot which caused the SUV to travel into the direct path of the motorcycle. The front of the motorcycle then struck the right side of the SUV. Moore was pronounce deceased at the scene.

According to the FHP report, alcohol was not a factor in the crash. Tavaglione was wearing her seat belt and Moore was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.