BREAKING NEWS: DeBary man killed in motorcycle accident early today on I-4 westbound

Mile marker 107 on I-4 was where a DeBary motorcyclist (not yet ID'd) was killed / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer / Above is an image of Interstate 4 heading west in the vicinity of mile marker 107, Volusia County, Florida, where a motorcyclist was killed at 1:02 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DEBARY, Fla. -- A 40-year-old DeBary man riding a 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle was killed early this morning on Interstate 4 after he struck the rear of a van and then swerved into guardrails causing fatal injuries, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The man's identity was being withheld until nearest relatives are contacted. He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Trooper S. Montiero.

Here is a synopsis of what happened in the 1:06 a.m. Saturday fatal, according to the Florida Highway Patrol: The motorcyclist was traveling west on I-4 at mile marker 107, located 1 mile west of Debary Avenue. In front of him was a motorist, Velez Lesandro,46, of Orlando, in a 2016 Nissan van, who was traveling west on I-4 several car lengths in front of the motorcyclist when the rear of the van was suddenly struck by the bike. The motorcyclist swerved to the left and then struck the guardrail, causing fatal injuries.

Here is a synopsis of what happened in the 1:06 a.m. Saturday fatal, according to the Florida Highway Patrol: The motorcyclist was traveling west on I-4 at mile marker 107, located 1 mile west of Debary Avenue. In front of him was a motorist, Velez Lesandro,46, of Orlando, in a 2016 Nissan van was traveling west on I-4 several car lengths in front of the motorcyclist when the rear of the van was suddenly  struck by the bike. The motorcyclist swerved to the left and then struck the guardrail, causing fatal injuries.

This crash remains under investigation. 

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