2 killed when motorcyclist hits pickup truck

By News4Jax.com Staff, webteam@wjxt.com
Published On: Jan 22 2014 04:23:09 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 23 2014 09:57:22 AM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A motorcyclist and the driver of a pickup truck both died Wednesday afternoon after a collision at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Barkley Road, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Traffic homicide detectives said the Honda motorcycle heading westbound on Beach Boulevard about 3:15 p.m. went into the intersection on a yellow light and a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck pulled away from a red light early.

The motorcycle struck the driver's door of the pickup.

The motorcyclist, Peter Hapsis, 26, died at the scene. Police said he was wearing a helmet.

The 71-year-old driver of the pickup truck, Nur Emin Emir, was taken to a hospital, where he died. Police said they have not determined if he was wearing a seat belt or if alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash.

The westbound lanes of Beach between Kline and Eve were closed for hours after the crash.

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