Spring Hill Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash Less Than One Year After Similar Close Call
UPDATE: 7:34 A.M. – The Florida Highway Patrol has released the following information regarding last night’s fatal crash on US-19.
CORRECTION: According to officials, A Honda Civic, driven by 22-year-old Arainna A. Abbate-Perks was traveling northbound on US-19, north of Nebraska Ave, attempting to make a left turn into Park Ave Plaza. Porrata was traveling southbound in the outside lane and collided with the Civic, causing both vehicles to overturn. Abbate-Perks suffered serious injuries and Porrata died at the scene.
Officials are still waiting for toxicology results to see if Abbate-Perks may have been under the influence of alcohol.
Charges are pending.
PALM HARBOR – A Spring Hill man lost his life last evening, after he crashed into the side of a car at the intersection of US-19 and Nebraska Ave.
According to sources, 24-year-old Devon Porrata was travelling on US-19 when he collided with a vehicle driven by a woman whose identity has not been released by officials.
The female driver was airlifted to a nearby trauma center for treatment. Her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, according to sources. Porrata died at the scene from injuries suffered in the crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol has not release a statement detailing what may have caused the crash at this time.
Sadly, RNRF interviewed Porrata late last year, after he nearly lost his life in a similar crash on Spring Hill Drive. (CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY AND VIDEO INTERVIEW).
Although battered and bruised, Porrata vowed to ride again as soon as his wounds healed. But less than a year later Porrata would lose his life doing the one thing friends say he loved the most, riding his motorcycle.
RNRF will bring more on this story as it develops.
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