Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-75

Published: Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 6:06 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 6:06 p.m.

A Gainesville man was killed early Saturday morning when he drove his motorcycle into the back of a pickup truck on Interstate 75 and was then run over by a tractor-trailer, reported the Florida Highway Patrol.

Dead is Dominick F. Dellaquila, 49, FHP stated in a press release.

The accident occurred about 1:19 a.m. on I-75 south of Alachua. FHP reported that Dellaquila was southbound on a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle behind a 2001 Ford F150 driven by Sabrina L. Mack, 44, of Gainesville.

Dellaquila approached the pickup at a rapid speed and hit the truck's right rear, FHP said. He was thrown into the outside lane and was hit by a 2008 Volvo semi driven by Robert W. Delaney III, 63, of Okeechobee, FHP reported.

Dellaquila died at the scene. Neither Mack nor Delaney were injured.

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