Hudson Man Killed When Cut Off By SUV On US-19 In Palm Harbor
Posted: May 28, 2016 – 12:10 PM
A Hudson man was killed in a crash that occurred about 5:35 PM on Friday, May 27, 2016. The crash occurred at the intersection of US-19 and Estancia Blvd in Palm Harbor.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, 46 year-old John Kennan of Hudson was traveling in a 2014 Jeep Cherokee southbound on US-19 in the left turn lane approaching Estancia Boulevard.
At the same time, 59 year-old Carl Edward Castleberry of Hudson was traveling northbound on US-19 in the outside lane approaching Estancia Boulevard. He was the helmeted rider on a 2006 Harley Motorcycle.
Kennan proceeded to make a left turn to travel east on Estancia Boulevard and failed to yield the right-of-way to Castleberry.
As a result, the front of the motorcycle struck the right side of the Jeep which then overturned in the eastbound lanes of Estancia Blvd.
Castleberry sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene of the crash.
FHP continues their investigation into the details of the crash and charges are pending. They do not believe alcohol played a role in the crash.