Man riding motorcycle killed in Putnam County

Elbert Peace, 64, died on State Road 100


PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A motorcyclist died Thursday evening and his passenger was critically injured when a car turned into their path in Putnam County.

The crash occurred around 6 p.m. Wednesday on State Road 100 at State Road 26, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Lon Seibert, 57, was driving a car on State Road 100 and intended to turn onto Putnam Loop Road.  Elbert Peace, 64, was riding a motorcycle westbound on State Road 100 and approached the intersection. Troopers say Seibert turned left in front of the motorcycle

Peace's motorcycle hit Seibert's car. Peace and his passenger, Christine Peace, 55, were thrown from the motorcycle.

Elbert Peace was taken to UF Health in Gainesville and died. Christine Peace was taken to the same hospital with critical injuries.

Seibert was not injured.

Charges are pending an investigation, according to the FHP report.