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Michael Wilber, 57, killed, after his off-road motorcycle is struck by a SUV, driven by Timothy Bushner, 59, while stopped on State Road 20 near Palatka.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:32am
Accident Date: 
Monday, April 28, 2014

Crash kills dirt bike rider in Putnam Co.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in Putnam County involving a dirt bike.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in Putnam County involving a dirt bike.

57-year-old Michael Wilber was killed in a crash on Tuesday around 9 p.m. on State Road 20, just west of Kitty Lane according to FHP.

For unknown reasons, patrol officers said Wilber had his Suzuki dirt bike stopped in the westbound travel lane of State Road 20, west of Kitty Lane.

Timothy Buchner, 59, driving a Merc Villager SUV, was traveling west on State Road 20, when he collided with the dirt bike.

As a result, FHP said, the dirt bike traveled west and landed on its side. We do not know if Wilber was wearing a helmet.

Alcohol was not involved in the crash and charges are pending, according to FHP.

People Involved: 
Michael Wilber
Timothy Buchner
Roadway: 
State Road 20

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My name is Cally Cherry. I was a good friend of Mike's from Arizona. We are sad and heartbroken by his loss. We are despertly trying to get a hold of his next of kin. Please e-mail me at madamwacko@yahoo.com regaurding his estate in Arizona. thank you and God bless.

I miss you grampy

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