Motorcyclist killed has been ID'D as 18-year-old Collin Thomas Fritts
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Police have released the identity of the motorcyclist killed in a crash on Wednesday as 18-year-old Collin Thomas Fritts from Titusville.
Police received a call around 2:10 p.m. about a report of a traffic crash with injuries that involved a vehicle and a motorcycle at the intersection of US-1 and Harrison St.
The investigation has revealed Fritts was driving a 2000 Suzuki VZ800 road cruiser motorcycle southbound on South Washington Ave. when witnesses say motorcycle sped up to beat a traffic signal.
It was at that moment when a motorist, identified as 76-year-old Ralph Paul Franz from Titusville, was traveling northbound in his 2011 Dodge Caravan on South Washington Ave. and made a left turn into the intersection to head west onto Harrison St.
Fritts crashed his motorcycle into the side of the Dodge Caravan at the intersection.
Fritts was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at around 4:15 p.m.
Police say there were no other injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Titusville Police Department.
The result of the crash forced officials to close all lanes at the intersection briefly Wednesday afternoon. Traffic was detoured for period of time as investigators and rescue crews processed the crash scene.
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ABOVE MAP: Collin Thomas Fritts, 18, was killed in a crash on Wednesday along US-1 and Harrison St. in Titusville.
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