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Motorcycle rear-ends car near Sampson Lake

DAN HILDEBRAN

Monitor Editor

The Florida Highway Patrol said a motorcycle driven by a Lake City man ran into the back of a car on S.R. 100, around 3.5 miles west of Starke Friday afternoon.

According to a crash report, Joseph Rizzi, 59, of Lake City was driving a 1996 Harley Davidson westbound toward Lake Butler around 5:30 p.m. Rizzi was following a 1999 white Pontiac driven by Ashley B. Ozruh, 20, of Starke.

When Ozruh slowed to make a left turn onto SW 75th Avenue (also known as Slab Road), Rizzi struck the back of the Pontiac.  Bradford County emergency medical personnel transported the motorcycle driver to Shands UF with critical injuries.

Rizzi’s passenger, Danielle B. May, 48, of Lake City received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Ozruh and the passenger in her car, 10-month-old Kayleigh L. Wininger of Starke were also treated at the scene with minor injuries.

According to the report, the crash is still under investigation, and charges are pending.

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