FHP: Car hits motorcyclist, kills 67-year-old Middleburg man

2 serious car crashes in Clay County; 1 person dead


CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A Middleburg man was killed Sunday afternoon when a car ran into his motorcycle in Green Cove Springs, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Trooper said Peter Barton, 67, was traveling westbound on State Road 16 near County Road 315 around 5 p.m. Sunday when a Hyundai Elantra in the eastbound lanes tried to make a left turn and crashed into his motorcycle.

Barton was wearing his helmet but did not survive his injuries.

The driver and her passenger were both taken to Orange Park Medical with minor injuries.

FHP said charges are pending.

This is the second crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in the area.

About 14 miles away, troopers and deputies with the Clay County Sheriff's Office were called to investigate another serious wreck on State Road 21 and Sharron Road, south of Camp Blanding.

Lanes were initially blocked, but have reopened. No details have been released about that crash