Fatal Motorcycle Crash Discovered Along Interstate

April 21, 2017

The Florida Highway Patrol said Thursday that a fatal crash discovered along the interstate likely occurred Tuesday night.

The FHP said 53-year old Rodney Earl Logan of Pensacola was northbound on I-110  and had entered the westbound exit ramp to I-10. Troopers believe he failed to negotiate the curve, traveled onto the shoulder and entered a wooded area on his 2014 Harley motorcycle.

Troopers believe the accident happened about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. They said the crashed motorcycle was not visible from the roadway.


20 Responses to “Fatal Motorcycle Crash Discovered Along Interstate”

  1. Sharon Palinski on April 30th, 2017 11:11 am

    It’s always a shock to learn of such a tragedy. My heart is heavy. I haven’t seen Rod for quite a while but out of the blue he called me at work not too long ago to say I’d been on his mind lately and how I was such a great part of his life. He was being so sincere that I asked him if he was sick or something and he laughed (you all know that laugh) and said he just wanted me to know how much I meant to him. Thanks Rod, I’m glad you made that phone call to me. I know you love Jesus and it must be awesome to be in his company now. God Bless you Rod and all your family and friends.

  2. Elaine robinson on April 29th, 2017 12:17 pm

    Rod was a great guy.I have known Rod for a few years now. My heart is broken. A wonderful sweet guy I will miss a lot. I just can’t believe it’s true. Rod you will always be a special guy. Prayers to the family.

  3. Ronald Lee Hill on April 29th, 2017 9:45 am

    Rod and his good brother Don and I have been friends since the the late seventies! Rod always had a positive outlook on anything that would come our way! I will miss all the good times we have had together. The concerts and get together are too numerous to list! I’ll miss his smile and his off the wall kind of humor! I seen Rid last Christmas we had. One home to visit. It was a great time together! Rod my friend and fellow oldies rock lover, you will be missed by many! Say hi to my dad and Steve Rhodes for me! I will see you in Heavennone day!!

  4. Larry Workman on April 28th, 2017 3:20 pm

    I knew Rod since we were young and he was one of my favorite people, and fun to be around. I’m glad we spent some time together riding and at Church before he left Ohio for work in California. Hope to see you again some day brother.

  5. Brad Smith on April 28th, 2017 10:09 am

    Rest in Peace my good friend Rodney Logan. We had some wild fun times when we were in school and when you lived in North Lima, but in the end your heart was set on God and you did a lot of good work for many. I know where you are. I’ll be there to see you someday.
    From the one you called Brad Lee..

  6. Lynn Davis on April 27th, 2017 3:22 pm

    I just learned of Rod’s passing from a Y-103 listener. This is a real heartbreaker. Rod was a truly kind man..and he enjoyed harassing me at Y-103..in a truly fun way. He loved Bob Seger.

    Rod, you have “Turned the Page” . May you ride on..”Against the Wind” in the house of the Lord. Rock & Roll …and Lynn Davis…will never forget you.

    My condolences to family, friends, co-workers.

  7. Steve Hogarth on April 26th, 2017 1:55 pm

    I had only recently met Rod. He was my neighbor (a few doors down) in my new neighborhood. You could tell instantly that he was a man of God. To his family and long term friends, I am so sorry for your loss; my prayers are with you.

  8. Pegge Phillips on April 23rd, 2017 11:12 pm

    Rod was president of our Homeowners Association. He cared very much about keeping our neighborhood pristine and picture perfect. There was always a smile on his face. You will be deeply missed my friend. You are in God’s arms now.

  9. Rachel Lamp on April 23rd, 2017 7:06 pm

    We are all deeply saddened by Rodney’s passing,
    Although we are taking it very hard , I find myself thinking of how many times he brought laughter and happiness to so many , as my mom sat crying for our cousin I made her laugh by doing rods impression of “the big fig Newton” and we all laughed and remembered the sparkle in his eye and that beautiful smile . We are all so blessed to have him in our lives for the time that we did . His big heart and big smile will always be remembered.

  10. Carol Cobb on April 23rd, 2017 12:25 pm

    Rod was a wonderful Christian man always encouraging and funny. Will
    miss him but know he is in a wonderful place and with the Lord

  11. Big T on April 23rd, 2017 4:03 am

    Such a tragic loss of a great Christian Motorcyclist Association brother. He called to see how I was doing last week and we were going to plan a ride. A fun loving brother with an infectious smile and Godly heart that generated it. Until we ride again Rod.

    Big T

  12. WNS on April 23rd, 2017 12:02 am

    You were such a sweet person; a true believer in Christ. Rest in Peace Officer Logan. You will be missed.

  13. W. Carter on April 22nd, 2017 10:45 pm

    Did not know Rodney, (Harley Man) personally.
    We were neighbors. He appeared to be a very nice person.
    Sad to hear of the awful accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Rest in peace, Rodney.

  14. brother in arms on April 22nd, 2017 8:14 pm

    I didn’t know Rodney but I am a fellow corrections officer. I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family. RIP BROTHER

  15. Kerry on April 22nd, 2017 5:11 pm

    Rest in Peace Rod! I feel honored to have worked with you the past couple years. You, with that infectious smile and easy-going demeanor will be sorely missed by all of your co-workers! God Bless you and your brother Donald and family! Until we meet again, take care brother!

  16. Joe Simpson on April 22nd, 2017 6:19 am

    Rodney, will always remember you smiling bro! Saddened by the news!

  17. Manny Ayala on April 21st, 2017 10:22 pm

    Hey buddy! You just don’t know how deeply sorry I am to learn that you left in such a terrible way! My heart goes out to your family….your buddy from MDC Guaynabo, Puerto Rico….May you Rest in Peace my friend!!!! Keep on smiling….

  18. Terri Hulett on April 21st, 2017 6:43 pm

    Rest In Peace Rodney. Heaven just became even brighter with your million dollar smile. Prayer for your loved ones.

  19. David on April 21st, 2017 4:53 pm

    Great Person. Great Officer. Great Christian. He was a Federal Correctional Officer With The United State Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Prison. God bless him and his family.

  20. No Excuses on April 21st, 2017 1:27 pm

    Rest in Peace Rodney. You will be missed by me and all our co-workers.

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