Palm Coast’s Stephen Newberry, 25, Is Killed in Motorcycle Wreck on US 1

Palm Coast’s Stephen Newberry, 25, Is Killed in Motorcycle Wreck on U.S. 1

| March 29, 2014

The wreck took place at the intersection of Faver Dykes Road and U.S. 1.

The wreck took place at the intersection of Faver Dykes Road and U.S. 1.

Stephen C. Newberry, a 25-year-old resident of Palm Coast, was killed Saturday morning as he rode his motorcycle on U.S. 1 just north of the Flagler-St. Johns County line, when an elderly driver broke his right of way.

Newberry was riding north on the inside lane of U.S. 1 at 7:30 Saturday morning. Bonnie Jean Peterson, an 85-year-old resident of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was driving a 2012 GMC Envoy, an SUV. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Peterson was stationary at a driveway access road. She then attempted to cross U.S. 1 westbound, to make it into the paved median.

Newberry overtuend and slid. The SUV’s front struck the motorcycle’s lower-left side. Newberry was wearing a helmet. Peterson was not injured.

Charges, likely a violation of right of way, are pending against Peterson.

According to his LinkedIn account, Newberry was employed as a technician at Coggin Honda of St. Augustine and had attended AWC School of Ministry.

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