Stephen Newberry was riding his 2012 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound in the inside lane of U.S. 1 when Bonnie Peterson, stopped in a driveway access, tried to cross U.S. 1 from east to west, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
As the Tennessee woman’s 2012 GMC Envoy traveled into Newberry’s path, the motorcycle overturned and slid northbound, striking the lower left front of Peterson’s SUV about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, troopers said. Both vehicles came to a rest in the paved median and inside lane.
Newberry, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which occurred just south of Faver Dykes Road in St. Johns County, according to the FHP. Peterson, 85, was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.