One Dead After Early Morning Motorcycle Crash, Rear Ended by Pickup Truck
PORT RICHEY (PASCO) – An early morning crash involving a motorcycle claimed the life of a one person and shut down US-19 for several hours.
According to officials, 46-year-old Kristopher Lucas was stopped at a traffic light in the center lane of northbound US-19, when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck, driven by 62-year-old Ramon Spluga. Lucas was ejected onto the roadway and sustained fatal injuries. He was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital where he later died.
Officials say charges are pending.
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