Wrong Way Driver on I-75 in Pasco County Kills Clearwater Motorcyclist


Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol have responded to a fatal crash on I-75.

Troopers say a 1994 Lincoln Town Car was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-75 after completing a U-Turn from the I-275 entrance ramp leading to northbound I-75. The driver has been identified as 84 year-old Elide Tamayo of Tampa.

A 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling northbound along I-75.  At County Line Road, near the 274 milepost, the Lincoln collided head-on with the motorcycle. 

Jamie Vasean Johnson, the 45 year-old helmeted male motorcycle operator suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the crash while Tamayo was transported to an area hospital for serious injuries. 

The northbound lanes of I-75 were closed for many hours.


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