ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A motorcyclist, 24-year-old John Johnson of Jacksonville, died after a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in St. Johns County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash, which involved a motorcycle driven by Johnson and a vehicle, driven by a 31-year-old St. Augustine resident, happened about 3:05 p.m. on northbound State Road 13 at Braaschville Road, just south of Roberts Road, troopers said.
An FHP report shows Johnson had been traveling southbound behind a line of vehicles when traffic slowed for a vehicle in the same lane making a left turn.
Johnson crossed over into the northbound lane and proceeded to travel southbound at a high rate of speed, according to the report. Johnson’s motorcycle collided with the vehicle attempting a left turn. Johnson was thrown from the motorcycle.
Troopers told News4Jax that the motorcyclist was flown to a hospital, but Johnson did not survive his injuries.
All lanes of S.R. 13 were blocked for several hours. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said traffic was diverted from the area and drivers were asked to take alternate routes.