NEW PORT RICHEY – A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was seriously injured late July 4 during an accident on Rowan Road at the entrance to the Carlton Arms of Magnolia Valley apartment complex.

Florida Highway Patrol reports state that the accident occurred at approximately 11:56 p.m.

FHP troopers state a motorcycle operated by a 48-year-old Holiday man was traveling southbound on Rowan Road, approaching Notre Dame Drive, which is the entrance of Carlton Arms. A sedan driven by a 27-year-old St. Petersburg man was traveling northbound on Rowan Road, reports state, as the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve, entered the northbound lane, and collided nearly head-on with the sedan.

The motorcyclist and his passenger, a 50-year-old Hudson woman, were both transported to an area hospital. The motorcyclist died from his injuries and the passenger was listed in serious condition.