One dead, four seriously hurt after motorcycles strike vehicles near Williston


    One Harley-Davidson rider died and four more people were seriously injured after three motorcycles collided with two cars on U.S. 41 near Williston Saturday.

    The crash was reported at 2:45 p.m. about a half-mile south of East Levy Street.

    A Florida Highway Patrol report says a group of Harley-Davidsons were heading north on U.S. 41 and attempting to pass a vehicle on the left.

    Troopers say three of the motorcycles were unable to overtake the vehicle and collided with a 2018 Kia Soul that was heading south. One of the motorcycles also hit a 2019 Chevy Silverado that was heading in the same direction as the Kia.

    Troopers say 55-year-old Tony Lewis Mead of Homosassa, who was riding a 2010 Harley-Davidson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    All four injured were taken to UF Health. Two were taken by helicopter.

    The driver of the Kia, 28-year-old Jessalyn Krewson of Gainesville, was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

    The three others injured were on motorcycles:

    Karl Hulsizer, 45, of Crystal River was taken to UF Health in serious condition.

    Craig Travis Conrad, 47, of Homosassa was taken to UF Health in critical condition.

    A passenger on his motorcycle, 41-year-old Amy Conrad, was taken in serious condition.

    No one in the Silverado was transported from the scene.

    The crash is under investigation.

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