CRESTVIEW —A motorcycle passenger is dead and two motorcycle riders are hospitalized after being struck head on by a pickup truck.
Shortly after 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3, the Crestview Police Department responded to a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of South Ferdon Boulevard and Aplin Road.
When officers arrived on scene, it was determined that there were two motorcycles and a pick-up truck involved in the accident, according to a CPD media release.
There were two motorcycles driving northbound on Ferdon Boulevard. One was a 1998 Harley Davidson driven by 31-year-old Michael L. Rose of Enterprise, Alabama. The second motorcycle was a 2010 Harley Davidson driven by 50-year-old Cranston Tickle of Laurel Hill, with his wife, 49-year-old Robin R. Tickle, as passenger.
A black 2004 Dodge Pickup, driven by 19-year-old Timothy J. Commee of Crestview, made a right turn on a red light off of Aplin Road, attempting to drive north on South Ferdon Boulevard. During the turn, Commee entered into the path of the two northbound motorcycles. Because of the impact, all occupants of the motorcycles were thrown from the motorcycles, according to the release.
When officers arrived on scene, Robin Tickle was unresponsive and resuscitation efforts began. She was transported to the Trauma Center at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where she later died as result of her injuries. Her husband was also transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, with multiple broken bones; he is currently listed in serious condition.
Although two helmets were observed in the buckled position near the motorcycle, witnesses stated neither driver nor passenger was wearing the helmets at the time of impact.
The second motorcyclist, Michael Rose, was transported to North Okaloosa Medical Center with a broken arm. He was listed in stable condition and expected to be released.
The driver of the 2004 Dodge pickup truck, Commee, was uninjured.
This is an ongoing investigation; charges may be pending.