Crash kills 2 on motorcycle in New Port Richey

NEW PORT RICHEY – A motorcyclist and his passenger were killed in an accident Friday night near the intersection of State Road 54 and Madison Street.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a pickup truck driven by an 80-year-old man was departing the Advanced Auto Parts at 6153 S.R. 54 and entered the path of a westbound motorcycle operated by a 23-year-old man with a 20-year-old woman seated behind him.

The motorcycle collided with the left side of the pickup truck and both motorcyclists were ejected.

The female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The male succumbed to his injuries after being transported to an area hospital.