Woman dies, man critically injured in Fernandina motorcycle crash

Driver, passenger thrown from motorcycle

By David Benfield - Web producer
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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - A woman died and a man was critically injured Sunday in a motorcycle crash in Fernandina Beach, the Florida Highway Patrol said. 

Troopers said Edward Wilcox, 22, lost control of his motorcycle just after 3 a.m. on Amelia Concourse near Hampton Club Way and crashed into several trees in the center median. 

The crash threw Wilcox and his passenger, Kassidy Smith, 23, from the motorcycle, troopers said. 

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene and Wilcox was taken to UF Health Jacksonville for treatment, troopers said. 

Troopers said they don’t know why Wilcox lost control of his motorcycle. 

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