MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A man was run over at least once Sunday on Interstate 75 after he lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown to the pavement, the FloridaHighway Patrol said.
Jason Henry Kelchner, 31, of Archer, Florida, was driving northbound in the middle lane of Interstate 75 when he was lost control of his motorcycle, causing it to tip, troopers said. Kelchner’s motorcycle then overturned and threw him off, causing him to tumble down the roadway before stopping in the center lane, troopers said.
Following a few seconds behind Kelchner was 38-year-old Sherri Lynn Padgett of Holiday, Florida. Troopers said Padgett swerved to avoid Kelchner and lost control of her truck and ended up in the center median. Padgett and her passenger, Shane Robert Gillespy, 42, suffered minor injuries in the crash, troopers said.
Troopers said Kelchner was run over by at least one vehicle and said they are working to determine if Padgett hit him.
Troopers said a third vehicle was behind Padgett in the right lane. Troopers said the driver did not stop and are unsure if they hit Kelchner.
Troopers did not release any information regarding the third driver.