Brandon motorcyclist dies as troopers seek driver who fled crash

MANGO — A Brandon man who was thrown from a motorcycle after trying to avoid a collision with a car on Interstate 75 died Monday from his injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Authorities were still looking for the car’s driver, who drove away after the wreck happened Sunday afternoon.

Jeffrey Allen Fogel, 46, was riding west about 4:15 p.m. on Interstate 4 on a 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle with passenger Gina Michelle Fogel, 43, troopers said. When the pair approached the I-75 interchange, they moved onto an exit ramp, which splits into two lanes to head north or south on I-75.

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At the same time, a white four-door sedan bearing a temporary tag also was headed west and moved onto the same ramp.

The sedan went into the southbound lane, then darted across a set of white lines into the northbound lane and into the motorcycle’s path, troopers said.

Jeffrey Fogel tried to avoid a collision and drove onto the grass median, troopers said. Jeffrey and Gina Fogel were thrown from the bike.

Both were taken to Tampa General Hospital, where Jeffrey Fogel died Monday.

Troopers have only a vague description of the sedan.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at (813) 631-4020.

Information sought on I-4 fatal crash

The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking information on a vehicle that was involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 4 on Sunday.


According to a report, a red Chevy Suburban was westbound on I-4 on the southbound entrance ramp to Interstate 75. Meanwhile, a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle carrying two people was westbound on I-4 on the northbound entrance ramp to I-75.


The Suburban changed lanes and entered the northbound ramp, causing motorcycle driver Jeffrey Allen Fogel, 46, Brandon, to take evasive action, FHP said. He lost control of the cycle, which traveled into the center grass median and overturned.


Fogel died Monday of his injuries at Tampa General Hospital, FHP said. His passenger, Gina Michelle Fogel, 43, of Brandon, received minor injuries.


Troopers are seeking information on the Suburban, which they say contained three African-American or Hispanic females. They are also seeking information on a white sedan that was present but not involved in the crash.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the FHP at (813) 631-4020.

Aftermath of fiery motorcycle crash on I-8 in Mission Valley caught on video

SAN DIEGO – A motorcyclist killed in a fiery collision on Interstate 8 in Mission Valley was identified Friday as a 22-year-old active-duty member of the military.

The motorcyclist, a man whose name and branch of military service were withheld, was pronounced dead at 4:28 p.m. Thursday on eastbound I-8 at Mission Center Road, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Less than a half-hour earlier, he crashed his eastbound motorcycle into a car and both vehicles became engulfed in flames, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Passers-by stopped and performed CPR on the downed rider before the arrival of paramedics. The cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries, according to the ME’s Office, which reported that the man lived in San Diego County.

No other injuries were reported.

Bay Area resident Andrew Brandon happened to have his smartphone with him on the ninth floor of the Sheraton in Mission Valley right after the crash occurred.

He said he couldn’t believe what was happening right before his eyes and felt compelled to share with 10News what he shot.

“I don’t know; I felt that this footage had to be seen,” Brandon told 10News reporter Preston Phillips.

In Brandon’s video, right after impact, the driver of the car is seen running down the freeway, away from the crash. Seconds later, a driver stopped to help, dragging the unresponsive motorcyclist away from the flames.

“There’s a lot of people that, you know, went above and beyond … there’s other people that tried to put the car out, there’s people yelling at them that they’re in danger, there’s lots of people in danger. I mean, just even bystanders driving by could have potentially been in danger,” said Brandon.

While emergency crews tended to the motorcyclist, others consoled the driver of the car, who was visibly shaken up.

“Never thought after a long day of work at Powers Engineering that I would come and see this,” said Brandon.

Witnesses told officers that the motorcyclist was weaving across the road, possibly trying to merge onto nearby I-805, at speeds of up to about 100 mph just prior to the collision.

The crash left the entire eastbound side of the freeway blocked in the area for a time, snarling rush-hour traffic.

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Crash, fire involving motorcycle, vehicle snarls traffic on eastbound I-8 in Mission …

SAN DIEGO – A motorcyclist was killed Thursday afternoon in a fiery collision on Interstate 8 in Mission Valley, authorities said.

The eastbound motorcycle crashed into a car near Mission Center Road shortly after 4 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Both vehicles then became engulfed in flames.

Passers-by stopped and performed CPR on the downed rider before the arrival of paramedics, who declared the victim dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Witnesses told officers the motorcyclist was weaving across the road, possibly trying to merge onto nearby Interstate 805, at speeds up to about 100 mph just prior to the collision.

The crash left the entire eastbound side of the freeway blocked in the area for a time, snarling rush-hour traffic.

All lanes were re-opened just before 7 p.m.

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Motorcyclist dies in fiery crash on I-8 – U

— A motorcyclist died after crashing into a car on eastbound Interstate 8 in Mission Valley Thursday.

The California Highway Patrol closed the eastbound freeway at Mission Center Road about 4:30 p.m. for a brief time. Four of the freeway’s five lanes were reopened by about 5 p.m. All lanes were opened by 6:30 p.m., but traffic was reported to be backed up to Ocean Beach.

The Mission Center Road on-ramp to east I-8 was also reopened by 6:30 p.m.


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Witnesses reported a motorcycle was going 100 mph and swerving across lanes before the rider collided with a car. Other witnesses reported seeing the car and bike on fire following the crash, according to the CHP website.

A fire dispatcher said CPR was performed on the downed motorcycle rider, who was declared dead around 4:40 p.m.

Two killed in motorcycle crash at I-95 & Okeechobee Blvd.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) – Authorities said two people were killed Friday morning in a motorcycle crash on the southbound ramp at Interstate 95 and Okeechobee Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The wreck occurred at 9:14 a.m. when the motorcycle lost control, according to FHP Public Information Officer Mark Wysocky.

The identities of the victims have not been released.

No other details were immediately available

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DPS: 2 killed in I-17 motorcycle crash – ABC15.com (KNXV

PHOENIX – Two people were killed Saturday morning in a motorcycle crash, authorities said.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the accident occurred at 4:23 a.m. along the Interstate 17 at McDowell Road.

DPS said the male rider and his female passenger traveling in the westbound transition ramp from Interstate 10 to northbound Interstate 17 when the rider lost control of the vehicle.

The motorcycle struck the concrete barrier wall and both riders were “catapulted off the transition/overpass ramp,” according to DPS.

The man and woman fell about 50 feet and landed on gravel adjacent to the McDowell Road exit ramp of I-17.

Both died at the scene.

The roadway was shut down for about 3 1/2 hours.

The accident is still under investigation.

The names of the victims have not been released.

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State Police: 2 killed in I-195 motorcycle crash

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State police say two people were killed when their motorcycle veered off Interstate 195 and crashed into a guardrail.

But it’s not yet known what caused the crash, which occurred around 4:45 p.m. Sunday on an eastbound stretch of the highway in Jackson Township, near milemarker 17.6.

The driver, 53-year-old Gary Hartdorn of Brick Township, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 56-year-old Mary Healey of Berlin, was flown to a hospital where she died a short time later.

All eastbound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours as authorities investigated the crash. That caused major traffic backups and delays in the area for most of Sunday night.

State Police: 2 killed in I-195 motorcycle crash

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) – State police say two people were killed when their motorcycle veered off Interstate 195 and crashed into a guardrail.

But it’s not yet known what caused the crash, which occurred around 4:45 p.m. Sunday on an eastbound stretch of the highway in Jackson Township, near milemarker 17.6.

The driver, 53-year-old Gary Hartdorn of Brick Township, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 56-year-old Mary Healey of Berlin, was flown to a hospital where she died a short time later.

All eastbound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours as authorities investigated the crash. That caused major traffic backups and delays in the area for most of Sunday night.

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