VCSO: Holly Hill woman killed near Oak Hill when husband crashes motorcycle

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This locator map on Osteen Maytown Road near Maytown Spur Drive is where 70-year-old Eleanor Geertson was critically injured in a motorcycle crash, dying a short time later.
 

OAK HILL, Fla. -- A motorcycle crash Saturday morning near Oak Hill resulted in the death of a 70-year-old woman who was riding as a passenger, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.

Eleanor Geertson died less than four hours later at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach of unspecified injuries. She and her husband were wearing helmets. He was not injured.

Here is a synopsis of what happened as described by Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant to Headline Surfer®: "Eleanor Geertson of Holly Hill was riding on the back of a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle driven by her husband, 73-year-old William Geertson, around 9:20 a.m. Saturday on Osteen Maytown Road near Maytown Spur Drive. For an unknown reason, the motorcycle veered off the shoulder of the road and crashed. The Geertsons were traveling with a group of motorcycles, but theirs was the only vehicle involved in the crash."

Here is a synopsis of what happened as described by Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant to Headline Surfer®: "Eleanor Geertson of Holly Hill was riding on the back of a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle driven by her husband, 73-year-old William Geertson, around 9:20 a.m. Saturday on Osteen Maytown Road near Maytown Spur Drive. For an unknown reason, the motorcycle veered off the shoulder of the road and crashed. The Geertsons were traveling with a group of motorcycles, but theirs was the only vehicle involved in the crash."

Eleanor Geertson was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. She died around 1 p.m. Saturday at the hospital.  William Geertson did not require medical treatment, but rode to the hospital in the ambulance with his wife.

Both riders were wearing helmets. The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Sheriff's Office.

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