19-year-old motorcyclist killed in Columbia County crash

Published On: Jan 21 2014 04:27:32 PM EST

A 19-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash Tuesday morning in Columbia County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

State troopers said Jake Hansen, of Branford, was riding north on State Road 47 about 10:20 a.m. and a Jeep Wrangler was also heading north several vehicles ahead of Hansen.

Troopers said Hansen began to pass the other vehicles as the driver of the Jeep, 51-year-old Rafael Comesana of Fort White, was turning left onto Southwest Sunview Street.

The motorcycle struck the Jeep on its left side. Hansen was thrown from the motorcycle into a wire fence on the north side of the street, troopers said.

Hansen was taken to Lake City Medical Center, where he died.

Comensana and a passenger were not hurt.

Troopers said charges are pending.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus