News: Man arrested on DWI charge after crash kills motorcyclist in Citrus County


CITRUS COUNTY, FL – Authorities said a motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving a suspected drunk driver in Citrus County on Sunday, WTVT reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the incident occurred in Floral City on Old Floral City Road near Evergreen Loop.  According to the FHP, the driver of a Dodge Caravan was headed south at about 4:38 p.m. when he crossed over the center line and struck a northbound Suzuki motorcycle.

The operator of the motorcycle, a 45-year-old man from Inverness, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The Dodge driver, identified as 27-year-old Tristen Alexander Melichar, was allegedly impaired at the time of the accident. He was arrested on a charge of DUI manslaughter and was taken to the Citrus County Jail.  Melichar was not injured in the crash.

At Whittel & Melton, our Citrus County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys can help injured persons from motorcycle crashes that happen because of a number of events, including someone else driving while intoxicated. If you were the victim of a motorcycle accident, we can manage all aspects of your case to help you seek compensation while you focus on your health and recovery. Contact us today at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced legal team.

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