FHP: Motorcyclist thrown off bike in crash, hit by passing car

Motorcyclist dies in crash at US 17 north of Pages Dairy Road

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YULEE, Fla. – A 32-year-old motorcyclist was killed Monday morning when he was thrown from his bike into oncoming traffic in a crash on U.S. 17 in Yulee, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Gordon Songer, of Fernandina Beach, was northbound on U.S. 17 north of Pages Dairy Road about 6:25 a.m. when a van driven by 64-year-old Eric Siegel pulled out from a private driveway into Songer's path.

Songer's motorcycle broadsided the van, sending him flying off the bike, and he landed in the southbound lanes of U.S. 17, where he was hit by an oncoming Nissan Altima, the FHP report said.

Songer was wearing a helmet, according to the report.

News4Jax has learned Songer had a 6-year-old son and was engaged to be married. His fiancee also has a son. 

Siegel and the 34-year-old female driver of the Altima were not injured, troopers said.

Charges are pending.

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