Motorcyclist Dies In Escambia Crash
September 12, 2012
An Escambia County motorcyclist is dead following a crash Tuesday afternoon.
Matthew Walter Vaughn, age 27 of Pensacola, died from injuries he received when he was struck on Mobile Highway near Wabash Avenue about 3:30 p.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 54-year old Mary Ellem Smith of Pensacola was traveling south in the southbound turn lane on Mobile Highway near Walmart when she turned her 1992 Chevrolet S10 pickup into the path of Vaughn’s northbound motorcycle.
Vaughn tried to avoid the collision but slid into the side of the pickup and was ejected.
Charges are pending a traffic homicide investigation, according to the FHP.
Smith and her five-year old passenger were not injured.