Two people were killed Tuesday night in a motorcycle crash in Lecanto.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 48-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were killed when their 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle collided with a Chevrolet S10.
The crash happened on Homosassa Trail near West Granton Lane just before 7 p.m.
Troopers said a 72-year-old Lecanto woman was driving the Chevrolet northbound on Homosassa Trail and attempted a left turn onto Granton Lane as the Kawasaki was traveling southbound on Homosassa Trail.
The Chevy and motorcycle collided, ejecting the pair on the motorcycle. They both died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
Motorcycle crashes usually result in very serious injuries, and sometimes death, to the driver and any passengers. These crashes usually happen because of a negligent car driver who was not aware a biker was on the roadway. In most motorcycle crash accidents, car drivers are distracted, inattentive, or careless behind the wheel and fail to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe roadway for motorcyclists.
A car provides some sort of protection against injury in the event of a crash, whereas motorcyclists do not share this luxury of protection. Because of this, the worst injuries are usually suffered by the motorcyclist and any passengers.