TAMPA – A motorcyclist has died after they were struck by a wrong-way driver in Pasco County Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a collision in the northbound lanes of I-75 at mile marker 274 at about 3:34 p.m.
Information shows an 84-year-old man was driving a 1994 Lincoln Town southbound in the northbound lanes of I-75 after completing a U-Turn from the I-275 entrance ramp leading to northbound lanes of the interstate.
He swerved to avoid a crash with another vehicle, then collided head-on with a motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, 45-year-old Jamie Johnson suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the crash.
The 84-year-old was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.
The northbound lanes of the roadway were closed for several hours.
Charges are pending, according to the FHP report