Daytona Beach cops: Motorcyclist, 25, killed in collision with car at Derbyshire & 6th St. while speeding & running a red light

Photos for Headline Surfer / Motorcycle fatality victim Jarrett R. Henderson of greater Daytona is shown in this recent pic from his Facebook page with his dogs. Also shown is the bike he owned and was killed on early Saturday morning, a maroon Honda CBR 1000. Henderson was just 25 years old.
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A 25-year-old Daytona-area motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car Saturday in the Derbyshire area, Daytona Beach cops said. 

Jarrett R. Henderson was pronounced dead at Halifax Health Medical Center around 30 minutes after officers responded to the crash scene at the intersection of Derbyshire Road and Sixth Street. 

Daytona Beach police Investigators believe Henderson was riding a maroon Honda CBR 1000 when the motorcycle sped past a cop working a stationary detail at Derbyshire Park around 9:15 Saturday morning. 

"That officer radioed a safety BOLO (Be On The Lookout) to fellow officers in the area, advising that the Honda was accelerating at a high rate" as it traveled north on Derbyshire Road towards Sixth Street," Daytona Beach Police spokesman Messod Bendayan told Headline Surfer. A minute after that BOLO went out, emergency dispatchers received a call regarding a traffic crash at Derbyshire and Sixth, he added. 

"That officer radioed a safety BOLO (Be On The Lookout) to fellow officers in the area, advising that the Honda was accelerating at a high rate" as it traveled north on Derbyshire Road towards Sixth Street," Daytona Beach Police spokesman Messod Bendayan told Headline Surfer. A minute after that BOLO went out, emergency dispatchers received a call regarding a traffic crash at Derbyshire and Sixth, he added. 

Daytona Beach PD Traffic Homicide detectives said they believe Henderson sped through a red light at that intersection, colliding with the right front side of a 2013 blue Ford Edge driven by 53-year-old Antoine L. Williams, who did not require on-scene medical treatment. 

A preliminary investigation showed the Ford driver had the green light as he attempted to turn north on Derbyshire from the eastbound lanes on Sixth, police said. 

"The impact sent the motorcycle sliding onto its side and into a parked vehicle nearby, ejecting the rider at that point," the police spokesman said. "The motorcycle also grazed the bottom of a nearby tree and a fence before coming to a stop. 

First responders found the biker in the front yard of 907 Derbyshire Road and transported him from there to Halifax Health Medical Center whee he was pronounced dead on arrival.

"It appears the rider was wearing a helmet when the crash happened but it was dislodged at some point after initial impact," Bendayan said.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.