Motorcyclist killed in Starke crash

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.

A Starke man was killed in an accident Thursday morning when his motorcycle collided with a car.

Markus Lee Staten, 42, was killed, according to a Florida Highway Patrol media release.

The accident happened at 7:10 a.m. at West Weldon Street and North Orange Street in Starke. Staten was eastbound on Weldon Street on a 1995 Suzuki motorcycle while Lisa Rowe-Lewis, 47, of Starke, was driving a BMW four-door westbound.

She attempted a left turn onto Orange Street, the release states, and pulled into Staten’s path. His motorcycle hit the car.

Staten was taken to Shands Hospital at Starke and died from his injuries. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

- Cindy Swirko

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