Fatal Motorcycle Accident Friday Night Claims The Life Of A Laurel Hill Man

Crestview, FL – A traffic accident in the Auburn Community Friday night has claimed the life of a Laurel Hill man.

According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, 22 year-old Brian Rodgers, of Crestview, was traveling west bound on Auburn Rd in a 1996 Chevrolet S10 truck. 55 year-old Douglas Hand, of Laurel Hill, was traveling north bound on Hwy 85 North on a 2012 Honda Motorcycle.

According to the report, Rodgers attempted to to cross the northbound lanes of Hwy 85 and pulled into the path of Hand.

Hand attempted to avoid the accident but was unable to and collided with the driver side of the Chevrolet S10, according to the investigation.

Hand succumbed to his injuries on scene.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident is not alcohol related and Hand was not wearing a helmet.

Charges are pending the outcome of the Traffic Homicide Investigation.

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