Motorcyclist And Passenger Die At Crash Scene Near US 27
MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- An Unidentified motorcyclist and passenger, both from Miami were killed Sunday at 3:22 p.m. on State Road 78 East near U.S. 27.
A 2009 Yamaha Vstar motorcycle was southbound on State Road 78 (East) approaching US 27 as a 2004 Harley Davidson Road King cycle driven by Gabriel Baldomero, 73 of Homestead was southbound on State Road 78 (East) ahead of it, also approaching US 27.
A 2008 Hyundaiu Sonata driven by Diane Marie Schiell, 61 of North Port was traveling west in the right travel lane of U.S. 27, approaching the intersection of State Road 78. The first motorcycle failed to decelerate and struck the second motorcycle in the southbound travel lane of State Road 78 (East) causing the second driver to lose control and overturn onto it's right side.
The first cyclist continued south on State Road 78 and failed to obey the stop sign at the intersection of US 27 and then proceeded into the intersection of US 27 directly into the path of the Hyundai. The first cycle struck the car's right front causing the motorcycle driver and passenger to be ejected.
Both were pronounced deceased at the crash scene by paramedics with Glades County EMS. The names have been withheld pending next-of kin notification. Schiell and passenger Wendell Carl Schiell, 61 suffered minor injuries and both were taken to Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston.
An investigation continues into the blood alcohol content of the first motorcyclist. Baldonero suffered minor injuries and was not transported to a medical facility.